I'm fairly sure I have a wheat allergy. I've been getting terrible bloating stomach aches and feel really tired all the time and I have narrowed it down to wheat. I've cut out wheat until my blood test results come back, because it's not enjoyable to have a stomach ache all the time.
So, my mom and I are going grocery shopping today and I was wondering if you had any recommendations of non-wheat vegan products and just things to eat in general. Am I just going to eat a lot of rice?
I know that the blood tests haven't even come back yet but I want to be prepared.
There's these awesome crackers called Mary's gone crackers that are gluten free. You can have potatoes. Sweet potatoes are my fave! Quinoa pasta is so yum. Rice tortillas are good with hummus and cucumbers.
And there are sooo many more choices .. but this is just an idea of what you can have.
hope that helps and hope you feel better real soon.
Hi Nicole. Some of my favorites are Cinnamon Raisin Mochi (sold in the refrigerator section, great with earth balance), Tinkyada rice noodles, Lundberg rice cakes. There's also a really good quinoa/corn noodle that's sold in a blue-green box. I've tried lots of wheat-free noodles and those two are the best. Many of the others are weird and slimy. Trader Joe's sells an excellent gluten free and vegan pancake and waffle mix. If you're vegan, beware of gluten-free breads. Many of them contain dairy. Best wishes!!
I second what powerlifer says!!!! PLEASE do not assume you do not have a sensitivity to wheat because a blood test came out negative. Here is an almost 100% surefire way to determine if you have a wheat sensitivity:
Eliminate ALL wheat from your diet. That means reading every label and making sure there are not ingredients in it that are derived from wheat (google "alternative names for wheat" or similiar for lists of foods that don't read "wheat" but are). Do this for a few weeks - intitially with a food sensitivity it is not at all uncommon to have a die off reaction - your symptoms might get worse, its basically your body detoxing from the food - so get through that. After 3 weeks, how do you feel? If the majority of your symptoms are gone.....you probably are sensitive to wheat! Want to be really sure? add back in one thing and keep a journal of your symtoms/food. See what happens.
There are different degrees of sensitivity/allergy ranging from being unable to breathe when eating the offending food to delayed sensitivity where it takes a few days for symptoms to arise.
Theron Randolph is the "father" of clinical ecology and has written a ton on this subject - its fascinating -
and once you get in the habit, its not too hard in this day and age of everyone having celiac to eat wheat free food - tons of blogs out there on it, cookbooks etc.....
Hey there :) I recently realized that I probably have a wheat intolerance as well. it was suggested I cut out wheat to see what happened with my symptoms (bloating, unexplained weight gain, dizziness, nausea, etc.) so I went wheat free for 2 weeks and it was night and day with how amazing I felt.
I've been eating a very clean diet of veggies, fruit, tofu, nuts, seeds, sweet potatoes and beans. I eat oatmeal for breakfast quite often and I've switched to gluten free oats. After 2 weeks I added back in rice and quinoa. I feel amazing. Whatever the problem is, cleaning up your diet is going to be a great way to manage it. I've substituted rice crackers for regular crackers, and pretty much completely cut out processed foods. It has made all the difference.
I eat very little wheat due to an intolerance, but I can get away with quite a bit more since going Vegan. Millet and Quinoa are gluten free grains and Oats are debated but I have no problem with them. Brown rice pasta and corn pasta are very good and there are many types of crackers. I also eat sprouted grain bread with no problem. Many restaurants have gluten free options and are very accomodating that way, more so than if you ask for Vegan food, at least that is what I have found. If you do a strict detox for a month then you can try to add wheat once a week to see how you feel. I was only able to eat it once every 2-3 weeks in very little quantities but now I can eat pizza and pie and cake with no problem. I am 90% gluten free and only eat it in sprouted grains or restaurants when I am not sure what I am getting or have no other options.