Gluten-Free Diets – Whole Grains

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Celiac expert Pam Cureton discusses the Dietary Guidelines for getting the recommend amount of whole grain when you are following a gluten-free diet.

    Pam Cureton: Hi! I am Pam Cureton, registered Dietitian at the University of Maryland, Center for Celiac Research.

    Today, in partnership with General Mills, I am talking about how to eat gluten-free, healthfully. And now I am going to talk about getting the recommended amount of whole grain as well as other important nutrients in your gluten-free diet.

    There are many health benefits to eating whole grains, and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans continue to emphasize the importance of getting adequate whole grains in the diet.

    Whole grain foods provide vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other nutrients found in all parts of the grain kernel. Eating the recommended amount of whole grain can be challenging when you are on a gluten-free diet as wheat, rye, and barley are of limits. Here are some whole grains that will fit the bill if you are on a gluten-free diet, amaranth, brown rice, buckwheat, corn, millet, quinoa, and gluten-free oats. You can also look for products labeled with a Whole Grain stamp.

    I hope this information will help you maintain a balanced and healthy gluten-free diet.