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How Do I Choose the Best Organic Gluten-Free Products?

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To choose the best organic gluten-free products, you should select foods that are naturally gluten-free and organic. When choosing processed foods, carefully read labels for indications the product may contain gluten, and select reputable brands. Try making your own food from organic gluten-free ingredients. To keep costs down, you can visit farmers markets, discount stores, join food co-ops, or raise your own organic gluten-free food.

An easy way to choose organic gluten-free products is to select organic food that is naturally does not contain gluten. Even with gluten-intolerance, you can enjoy fresh and unprocessed vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, milk, and many types of yogurt and cheeses. You can use white and sweet potatoes for starch, and should remove crackers, breads, and rolls from your diet. Oils and fats such as organic olive oil, coconut oil, and butter are also naturally gluten-free.

To select the best organic gluten-free processed foods, carefully read the label for indications the food may contain gluten. Depending on national regulations, labeling requirements for organic gluten-free products may vary. Some sources of gluten can be hidden, and it may be difficult to know if you are completely avoiding it. Choose reputable brands, or ones you’ve had success with before.

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The less processed food you buy, the easier it will be to find organic gluten-free options. Knowing how to cook and bake can allow you to enjoy a greater variety of foods that are safe for someone with celiac disease. Organic spaghetti squash, which is naturally gluten-free, can replace pasta in many dishes. Rather than buying organic gluten-free brownies, you can buy organic ingredients such as rice flour, chocolate, milk, eggs, butter, and sugar, and make your own.

Organic gluten-free products can be expensive, even for those of comfortable means. You may be able to reduce food costs by buying organic gluten-free products at farmers markets. Small home-based bakers may offer reasonably priced wheat-free products as well. Some small farmers also practice organic farming, but are unable to afford certifying their products as organic.

Some discount stores also have health food sections that offer organic gluten-free products less expensively than regular grocery stores. Another option may be to volunteer at a food co-op and become eligible for discounts. If you are a gardener, you can grow your own organic, naturally gluten-free vegetables using organic seeds and practices. Depending on regulations in your area, you may also try raising organic chickens or other livestock for eggs, milk, and meat.

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