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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

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I have just been diagnosed. Been attempting gluten-free diet for two days now and I'm hungry! What should I keep on hand to snack on? Is Jell-O okay? What about ketchup and mayo? It's very frustrating to go to the pantry and find nothing to eat! Any suggestions would be great. Thanks.

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Jello is made by Kraft. Any foods made by Kraft are gluten-free as long as there is no mention of wheat, rye, or barley in the ingredients list. Kraft has a policy that they will not hide these ingredients under a name such as "natural flavors" or "modified food starch."

Heinz ketchup is gluten-free.

There is a pdf file with a two-week gluten-free menu: see this post

Finally, consult the food, products, and medications section--where many of your questions might already be answered--

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Until you learn the ropes I would suggest sticking to fruits, veggies, and non-marinated good meat or seafood. Chec out your loacl health food stores and they can show you all their clearly labled glutenfree items!

Good luck!

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I would agree to stick with veggies and fruit until you know what is and whats not gluten free. Kraft and General Mills are 2 brands that will not hide anything on their labels so unless you see wheat,rye,barley,or oats on the label they are ok. It gets easier and we are here to help if you have any questions :D

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LLH, welcome to the board! In addition to what the others have said, here are some gluten-free food list but you should always check the ingredients just to make sure, can never be too careful :)

Mainstream products that are gluten-free

http://homepage.mac.com/sholland/celiac/GFfoodlist.pdf ** must have Adobe to view link**

Safe and Forbidden ingredients - it is a good idea to print this out, I keep this list and all my gluten-free food list in a three ring binder notebook and would take it with me to the store when I first started eating gluten-free.

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