How can wheat allergy be managed?

There is no cure that works perfectly for wheat allergies. The best form of management is simply to avoid wheat in your diet. A gluten free diet is recommended – some foods may be marked as gluten free. You will not be able to eat conventional breads and pasta and many other similar foods.

There are other sources of starch too, that do not contain wheat, and are acceptable for a gluten-free diet. They include rice, maize, potatoes and sweet potatoes, millet, sorghum, yams, and tapioca. Beans, soybeans, and nut flours are nutritious as they contain protein and dietary fibre as well. Chickpeas, which are turned into gram flour, are also suitable.

Gluten can be used as an additive in foods like ketchup, gravies, soups, sausages, and ice-cream, it might also be in over-the-counter medications, dietary supplements, and lipsticks. Make sure to read labels carefully before purchasing such items.

A lot of alcoholic drinks may have been fermented using wheat. Sorghum and buckwheat (which is not related to wheat, and acceptable for a gluten-free diet) based alcoholic drinks might be available in specialist shops. Take care to read labels carefully.

It has been reported that a gluten free diet may have other health benefits, and may ameliorate the symptoms of other diseases and conditions. These other conditions include diabetes mellitus, Parkinsons' disease, rheumatoid arthritis, seizures, multiple sclerosis, and a few others too.

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