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All You Need To Know About The Gluten-free Diet

All You Need To Know About The Gluten-free Diet

The gluten-free diet is not unheard of but not many truly know what it is all about. As with any new diet, doing in-depth research is important to understand if it is suitable for you.

In this article, we will be covering everything you need to know about the gluten-free diet, including the facts and who it is for.

Read on to know more as well as to find out where to get gluten-free cakes in Singapore!

What is a gluten-free diet?

As its name suggests, a gluten-free diet is an eating plan that completely excludes foods containing gluten, a type of protein found in wheat, barley, rye and triticale.

If you decide to go on a gluten-free diet, it is important to pay close attention to what you consume as there are many processed foods that contain gluten you probably didn't know about.

Who is the gluten-free diet for?

One of the most common reasons why someone would transition to the gluten-free diet is due to celiac disease, which triggers an immune response in the small intestine after consuming gluten. This damages the small intestine’s lining over time, preventing it from absorbing nutrients. Intestinal damage also causes diarrhoea, fatigue, bloating, anaemia and other serious complications. Hence, those who have been diagnosed with celiac disease stay away from gluten to avoid triggering a reaction.

Other possible reasons why some people decide to go gluten-free include wheat allergy and gluten ataxia, an autoimmune disease.

However, there are also people who are on the gluten-free diet despite not having any medical conditions that require it, for reasons such as to lose weight or increase energy.

Gluten-free Best For Diet

What to eat and avoid on a gluten-free diet?

In fact, lots of fresh foods are gluten-free which means you will not have to make too huge of a change to your daily meals but at the same time, it is also necessary to take note of what you need to avoid.

Here is a list of foods that are safe to consume and to avoid while on a gluten-free diet.

Safe to consume

Best to avoid

Whole grains like quinoa, brown rice, buckwheat, tapioca, millet and more

Whole grains like all varieties of wheat, rye, barley and triticale

Fresh fruits and vegetables like apples, bananas, kale, spinach and more

Pre-chopped fruits as they may have been cross-contaminated with gluten

Canned fruits and vegetables as the sauces may contain gluten

Fresh meat, poultry and seafood

Breaded meat, poultry and seafood

You can find more gluten-free foods and what to avoid in this article by Healthline.

Unfortunately, avoiding these also means not being able to indulge in your usual desserts such as cakes, as they are typically made using standard flours that contain gluten. Thankfully here at Ange Bakes Keto, most of our keto cakes are also gluten-free cakes that can be enjoyed by anyone going on the gluten-free diet here in Singapore!

Gluten-free cakes at Ange Bakes Keto

Gluten-free Cakes with Lower Carbs

Ange Bakes Keto is a keto bakery in Singapore that bakes gluten-free cakes using almond and coconut flour, both of which are gluten-free. These are great substitutes for wheat flour in just about any recipe.

However, gluten-free baking comes with its limitations too as almond and coconut flours are finer, making it challenging to get the texture of the cake right. But at Ange Bakes Keto, we have spent many hours testing and developing recipes that are as close in taste and texture as with your usual wheat-baked cakes. The use of grain-free flour also results in a cake with lower carbs and we only use natural sugar substitutes to make them a healthier alternative.

Flavours for our keto and gluten-free cakes include Strawberry Shortcake, Black Forest, Cheesecake and more. Make your orders online now!

Disclaimer - The information provided on our website is provided for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers before starting any new diet.


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