What is a Grain Free Diet?

Grain Free diet basically means not eating 'grain foods' such as rice, oats, wheat, barley, rye, corn etc

What are the health benefits of a Grain Free Diet?

  • Grain allergies & intolerances

May assist symptoms for those with:

  • Autoimmune diseases e.g. Multiple Sclerosis, Celiac Disease, Inflammatory Bowl Disease (IBD), Psorasis etc
  • Intolerances e.g. gluten
  • Fibromyalgia

Studies have shown following a Grain Free Diet may be linked to: 

  • Reduced inflammation
  • Lower blood sugar 
  • Weight loss / weight control
  • Improved digestion

Examples of what can I eat on a Grain Free Diet?

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • Non-grain based ingredients and foods i.e. almond flour, flaxseed, chickpea, soy, coconut flour, red lentil etc
  • Fats i.e. butter, coconut oil, avocado oil, olive oil etc
  • Protein rich foods i.e. fish, meat, eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, beans, soy milk etc
  • Cereals i.e. buckwheat, quinoa, amaranth etc

Examples of what to avoid eating on a Grain Free Diet?

  • Baked goods i.e. breads, grain based tortillas, tacos, pizza, cookies, doughnuts etc
  • Noodles & Pasta i.e. spaghetti, rice noodles, udon noodles etc
  • Grain Based Cereals i.e. muesli, granola, big box cereals etc
  • Grain Based Flours i.e. corn flour, rice flour, all-purpose flour etc and anything made with them ! 
  • Grain Meal foods i.e. polenta, rice, couscous etc
  • Grain Snacks i.e. rice crackers, cereal bars, popcorn etc
  • Milk alternatives i.e. rice milk, oat milk etc
  • Grain Based Alcohol i.e. beer, whiskey etc

Don't Panic after reading the 'avoid' list, we have plenty of grain free snacks, cereals, pasta alternatives etc for you: