I’m Allergic to Wheat: Now What?
I discovered I was allergic to wheat after months of digestive problems, and the past two years have been a learning experience as I’ve learned to change my eating habits, explain my allergy to others, and enjoy eating when I’m not in the kitchen.
What foods to avoid if you have a wheat allergy?
Wheat-allergic people should avoid foods that contain wheat, such as:
- Cookies, cakes, donuts, muffins, crackers, pretzels, waffles, and bread.
- Breakfast cereals.
- Beer, ale, and root beer.
- Coffee substitutes, malted milk, and instant chocolate drink mixes.
What can you replace wheat with?
Other wheat-free (and gluten-free) flours and starches include:
- Tapioca starch.
- Potato starch.
- Potato Flour.
- Sorghum Flour.
- Buckwheat Flour.
- Rice Flour – Easy to find, usually in regular grocery stores.
How can I help a wheat allergy?
Treatment and Management of Wheat Allergies
- Avoid foods and other products that cause symptoms.
- Antihistamines and corticosteroids can help with some symptoms.
- Epinephrine (adrenaline), which is available by prescription, can help with anaphylactic symptoms.
What happens if you are allergic to wheat and eat it?
Wheat allergy signs and symptoms include swelling, itching, or irritation of the mouth or throat; hives, itchy rash, or swelling of the skin; and hives, itchy rash, or swelling of the skin in a child or adult with wheat allergy.
What bread can you eat if you are allergic to wheat?
Wheat-free cakes and biscuits are easier to find (and make) if you use eggs. 100% rye, oat, or pumpernickel bread are good alternatives. Oats do not contain the protein that causes wheat allergies, so pure oatcakes and crackers should be fine for anyone with a wheat allergy.
What is the natural cure for wheat allergy?
Wheat Allergy occurs when the immune system of the body produces antibodies to proteins found in wheat. Some Wheat Allergy Home Remedies
- Fennel and Cumin Water.
- Fenugreek Seeds.
What cereals are wheat free?
Whole grains that are gluten-free
- brown rice
- wild rice
What can I eat to lose weight instead of wheat?
10 Healthy Alternatives to Traditional Wheat Bread
- Wheat bread is a staple food for a lot of people.
- Oopsie Bread.
- Ezekiel Bread.
- Corn Tortillas.
- Rye Bread.
- Lettuce and Leafy Greens.
- Sweet Potatoes and Vegetables.
- Butternut Squash or Sweet Potato Flatbread.
How can I reduce wheat in my diet?
12 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Gluten in Your Diet
- Choose gluten-free grains.
- Look for a gluten-free certification label.
- Eat more fruits and vegetables.
- Clean out your pantry.
- Avoid gluten-containing beverages.
- Bring your own food.
- Eat more nuts and seeds.
Can you suddenly become allergic to wheat?
Gluten intolerance can develop suddenly, depending on genetic factors; some people develop symptoms early in life, while others don’t develop symptoms until later in life; if you develop symptoms suddenly, you should see your doctor for testing and treatment.
What are the symptoms of a wheat intolerance?
Wheat intolerance (also known as wheat sensitivity) is a condition in which some people have trouble digesting wheat and experience bloating, wind, diarrhoea, sickness, and stomach pain after eating bread.
Does all bread contain wheat?
Wheat is found in less obvious places, too, according to the Mayo Clinic’s gluten-free-diet food list, in addition to wheat-based breads, crackers, and baked goods.
Does pasta have wheat in it?
Pasta is a type of noodle that is traditionally made from durum wheat, water, or eggs, and is formed into various noodle shapes before being cooked in boiling water. Nowadays, most pasta products are made from common wheat, but similar noodles can also be made from rice, barley, or buckwheat.