There are many reasons why people want to avoid foods containing gluten. But if you follow a vegan diet, you can then also eat gluten
Gluten is a protein found in certain grains such as wheat, rye and barley. There are also several other grains that contain gluten, but these three are the most commonly used in the Western diet. Gluten is the protein that makes dough elastic and gives it its shape.
There are various reasons why people want to avoid foods containing gluten. Some have gluten intolerance, or celiac disease, which means their body can't digest gluten properly and it can cause inflammation in the intestines. Others have gluten sensitivity, where they experience symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating and fatigue when they eat gluten. There are also people who believe gluten has an impact on their physical and mental health and therefore want to avoid it.
Gluten is a plant protein and thus could be considered as part of a vegan diet. But many foods containing gluten also contain animal products or are processed on equipment that was also used for animal products. For example, many breads, cookies and pastas contain dairy products or eggs.
If you are following a vegan diet and want to avoid gluten, there are many options available. Here are some examples:
Gluten is a serious concern for people with gluten intolerance or celiac disease. But if you follow a vegan diet and don't restrict yourself when it comes to gluten-containing foods, you should know that many foods can contain both gluten and animal products. If you want to go gluten-free, there are many vegan alternatives, ready to be explored and tried.
With a little experimentation, you'll soon find your favorite recipes and realize there are many delicious and healthy gluten-free and vegan options.
I am Julius Walter, the founder of the blog "Veganhalunke", where I write about the vegan lifestyle. As a long-time vegan, I want to inspire others to also switch to a vegan diet and live an environmentally conscious lifestyle. I offer advice and tips for making the switch to a vegan diet and hope that my blog can help make a positive change for our world.