Things to Avoid
A person with coeliac disease should avoid all foods that contain gluten. It is important to read the labels of all packaged or prepared foods. Some foods that may contain gluten include:
Beer, stout, ale, guinness and lager
(most beers contain gluten; however, a range of gluten free boutique beers is now available in Australia).
BREAD, CAKES & BISCUITS
All bread, cakes and biscuits prepared with flours from a gluten source.
CEREAL & BAKING PRODUCTS
Wheat, wheaten corn flour, semolina, couscous, wheat bran, barley, oats, porridge, breakfast cereals containing wheat, rye, oats or barley, corn or rice cereals containing malt extract, some icing sugar mixtures and baking powder
Malt vinegar, some mustards, relishes, pickles, salad dressings, sauces, gravy and yeast extracts.
Malted milk, some cheese spreads, icecream in a cone and some soymilks.
Cereal coffee substitutes, milk drink powders.
FRUITS & VEGETABLES
Canned and sauced vegetables, textured vegetable protein (found in some vegetarian products) and fruit-pie filling.
Any products prepared with breadcrumbs or batter, sausages and other processed meats or smallgoods , thickened soups, meat pies and frozen meals. (unless labelled gluten-free)
PASTA & NOODLES
Spaghetti, pasta, lasagne, gnocchi, hokkein noodles, soba noodles and two-minute noodles.
Liquorice, some lollies and chocolates, packet savoury snacks and some flavoured potato and corn chips.
Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.