A strict, lifelong gluten-free diet is the only way to manage celiac disease. Therefore, rule for diet of celiac disease is completely gluten-free.
Besides wheat, foods that contain gluten include:
- Graham flour
- Spelt (a form of wheat)
Gluten can hide in modified food starch, preservatives and food stabilizers, Rx and OTC medication, vitamin and mineral supplements, herb supplements.
Gluten can also hide in lipsticks, toothpaste, mouth wash.
When you buy foods, medication, and daily chemical products, make sure to read the label carefully.