Our expert says:
It is important to understand that gluten is a type of protein that is found in certain cereals such as wheat, rye, oats, barley, spelt, kamut, and titricale. If you have been tested by a medical dr and have been found to be allergic ro gluten or to have what is called coeliac disease, then it is important to cut out gluten. Cereals that do not contain gluten are rice, sorghum, millet, quinoa and maize, so maize porridge does not contain gluten. If you have not been diagnosed with actual gluten allergy then it is not necessary to avoid all gluten as a gluten-free diet is very restrictive. Click on 'Diet & Nutrition' at the top of this page and then on 'Allergy & Intolerance' to read more about wheat allergy and gluten intolerance or coeliac disease. You can also contact the Allergy Association by visiting their Website at: www.allallergy.net to find out more about wheat allergies and gluten intolerance.
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