6 Tips for Healthy Eating with Celiac Disease

Don’t cheat!

I can’t say this strongly enough. A minuscule amount of gluten can cause real damage to your small intestine. A single cookie, half a slice of bread, even a single cracker is toxic to your system. It’s especially important not to deliberately choose to eat something with gluten because if you ever eat in a restaurant or at a friend’s house, or if you cook with any jarred, canned, or packaged foods not labeled “gluten-free,” you will inevitably ingest some gluten from time to time. There is really nothing you can do about it. I call this unintentional cheating because I know you don’t mean to do it. Just don’t expose your intestines to more toxic gluten by consciously cheating.