Health & Wellness
We offer a wide selection of gluten free products at Harveys! Just look for the shelf tags in the store.
Celiac disease is a sensitivity to gluten, a protein found in grains, wheat, rye and barley. This disease can trigger an autoimmune response in which the small intestine villi are damaged, preventing nutrients from being absorbed. When gluten is removed from the diet, the small intestines will start to heal and overall health will improve. Check with your doctor before starting a gluten free diet.
Gluten (from Latin gluten, "glue") is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related grain species, including barley and rye. Gluten gives elasticity to dough, helping it rise and keep its shape and often gives the final product a chewy texture. Gluten may also be found in some cosmetics, hair products, and other dermatological preparations. (Source: wikipedia.org/wiki/Gluten)
Glue - just like we used in school - along with paper mache, is made from the gluten in wheat-like products. It's this property that causes problems in people with Celiac disease and gluten intolerance.
Be sure to look for tags like the one shown here to identify gluten-free products in the store.
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Oats need special attention. Since some oats may be processed in the same facilities as wheat, contamination can occur even with the best cleaning protocol. Look for oats with the gluten-free claim.
Most gluten-free foods are not fortified. Make sure you're getting your daily needs of calcium, vitamin D, iron, folate and vitamin B12, and remember to check labels to make sure no gluten fillers are used.
1 1/2 tsp. Arrowroot starch1 1/2 tsp. Cornstarch1 1/2 tsp. Potato starch or flour1 1/2 tsp. Gelatin powder (unflavored)2 tbs. Quick-cooking tapioca1 Tbsp. White rice flour1 Tbsp. Tapioca starch or flour1 Tbsp. Bean flour (garbanzo)
Talk to your doctor or a registered dietician if you have any questions or concerns about living with a gluten-free diet.
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