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Is gluten bad for your health?

It is scientifically proven that a gluten-free diet reduces inflammation.

Yogi Super Foods has a variety of gluten-free options to reduce inflammation and improve your gut health.

Author: Fernanda Berganza

Nowadays, a dairy- and gluten-free diet is usually recommended on social media. But what is it? And why should you stop eating dairy and gluten-containing foods? In the following post, we will focus on a gluten-free diet.


What is gluten?

Is a protein found in grains such as wheat, barley, and rye and in all derived products. In individuals with gluten intolerance and celiac disease, it causes intestinal damage, specifically in the villi, affecting nutrient absorption and resulting in distension and gastrointestinal discomfort.

Where can we find gluten?

Wheat, rye, triticale, spelt, kamut, and barley It is also found in oats by cross-contamination in the food industry and in most processed and ultra-processed foods due to its use as a filler and flavoring agent.


In what situations should you avoid gluten?

If you have celiac disease, its consumption damages the lining of the small intestine, which can lead to low iron, weak and brittle bones, an itchy skin rash, and infertility.

Recommendations for a gluten-free diet

  • Visit a registered dietitian so you can find food options that do not contain gluten while ensuring that your daily food intake includes iron, B vitamins, and fiber, which are found in gluten-containing foods.
  • Find similar foods in flavor and texture so that you do not feel the necessity of consuming gluten-containing foods.
  • Read the ingredients of all the processed foods you buy, including seasonings, breading agents, thickeners, etc.
  • Make sure that the oats and processed foods you buy are gluten-free certified.


Gluten-free product production

All the ingredients used in gluten-free products must be certified as gluten-free. Also, all the utensils, appliances, machinery, and surfaces should be clean and gluten-free. That is why at Yogi Super Foods, we have a separate area for gluten-free product production and storage.

These are some gluten-free products:


Gluten-free foods

  • Amaranth
  • Arrowroot
  • Buckwheat
  • Cornmeal
  • Corn tortillas
  • Cream of rice
  • Flax
  • Gluten-free cereals
  • Hominy (grits)
  • Millet
  • (Montina hazelnut, pecan)
  • Nut flours
  • Plain corn chips
  • Plain popcorn
  • Plain rice cakes
  • Plain tortilla chips
  • Potato bread
  • Potato flour
  • Potato starch
  • Quinoa
  • Rice
  • Rice flours
  • Rice noodles
  • Sorghum
  • Soy
  • Tapioca
  • Taro
  • Tef


Alberta Health Services. (2019). Gluten-Free Diet. 

Massachusetts General Hospital. (2008). Gluten Free Diet.

Stanford Children's Health. (2015). Celiac Disease Resource Guide for a Gluten-Free Diet: A family resource from the Celiac Disease Program. Stanford University.

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