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A strict gluten-free diet is the only medical treatment for coeliac disease. Removing gluten from the diet enables your gut to heal and your symptoms to improve.
Gluten is a protein found in:
There are four groups of food that are suitable for those on a gluten free diet:
Coeliac Australia produces an Ingredient List Booklet that lists over 800 ingredients and 300 additives used in Australian and New Zealand foods and indicates whether they are safe for inclusion in a gluten free diet. In order to follow a gluten free diet, it is essential to become ingredient aware and an expert label reader. As products and their ingredients change constantly, Coeliac Australia is not able to recommend brands of products. It is important to check the ingredients of the products you buy every time you shop. By becoming ingredient aware you are able to take control of your diet and increase your choice of suitable products. The Ingredient List Booklet is available with membership.
Most Coeliac state organisations run food label reading workshops and supermarket tours for members to assist with understanding how to read ingredient labels and choose gluten free foods.
The guidance of an Accredited Practicing Dietitian who can provide advice to suit individual needs is recommended, particularly for those with additional medical conditions or dietary requirements.
Members of the Coeliac state organisations can also receive discounts on gluten free food at Coles and other businesses nationally through our Member Discount Program.
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