Gluten Free Defined
A gluten-free diet is a diet that excludes the protein gluten. Gluten is found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye). A gluten-free diet might also exclude oats.
A gluten-free diet is used to treat celiac disease. Gluten causes inflammation in the small intestines of people with celiac disease. Eating a gluten-free diet helps people with celiac disease control their signs and symptoms and prevent complications. The diet has also been useful to people with varying degrees of gluten intolerance not associated with celiac disease.
Initially, following a gluten-free diet may be frustrating. But with time, patience and creativity, you'll find there are many foods that you already eat that are gluten-free and you will find substitutes for gluten-containing foods that you can enjoy.
Please consult professional sources for further information on the gluten-free diet, celiac disease, and for professional direction on this topic, and prior to any major changes in your diet.