Gluten-Free Grains Other Than Rice
January 24, 2012
My tTG is 296 – that’s strongly positive. I cannot digest rice. Please suggest some other grains that are easy to digest.
Hi Divya. There are a wide variety of gluten-free grains to choose from. All are a good source of fiber and provide a range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, as well as have varying tastes, textures and culinary uses. A list of gluten free grains commonly enjoyed by those who have to avoid gluten includes, but is not limited to:
- wild rice (which is different from white and brown rice, so perhaps you can tolerate it)
- certified gluten-free oats (if you can tolerate them–most celiacs can, but some cannot)
Please note that inherently gluten-free grains can become cross contaminated with gluten, so it’s a good idea to purchase from manufacturers that incorporate safe practices to prevent contamination from happening.
Rachel Begun, MS, RD