Gluten Free Foods

Buy gluten free foods and ingredients from Canada’s #1 online grocery store - SwitchGrocery! We offer a wide supply of gluten free foods online that are perfect for gluten free diets without sacrificing taste or quality. We also carry several vegan foods, dairy-free foods and plant-based products. Our gluten free online store in Canada holds an amazing collection of foods, ingredients, toppings, and more for you to choose from. Buy gluten free foods online from SwitchGrocery today!

 

What is Gluten?
Gluten is a protein found in many grains such as wheat, barley, rye, oat and triticale. Gluten is what makes a food chewy and gives bread it’s elastic quality.

Why Should You Go Gluten-Free?

  1. You Have Celiac Disease
    Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease where eating gluten causes your immune system to react and attack the small intestine lining. Over time, the damage caused by this leads to trouble absorbing nutrients after meals. Those with celiac disease typically need to eliminate gluten from their diet permanently. For those with Celiac Disease, removing gluten may improve their ability to take in nutrients, improving their bone health, hair, nails, skin, and ability to gain healthy weight. It may also eliminate symptoms such as gas, bloating and diarrhea.
  1. You have a Gluten-Intolerance
    Eating Gluten Free Foods can help with Gluten Intolerance. It is possible to be sensitive to gluten without having Celiac disease or other conditions. In this case, you might experience mild symptoms and could benefit from removing gluten from your diet. Unfortunately, the majority of people in the world are unaware of gluten sensitivity and remain undiagnosed.
  2. You have an Inflammatory Bowel Disorder (IBD)
    Eating Gluten Free Foods can help if you have Inflammatory Bowel Disorder. IBD refers to a family of bowel disorders such as Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis and unclassified IBD. Following a gluten-free diet may be necessary to eliminate symptoms.

There are a few other common reasons someone might want to switch to eating gluten free foods and buying gluten free foods online, besides an allergy. 

  1. You want to eat less processed foods.

           Following a Gluten Free Diet can help you eat less processed foods. Products               with gluten are usually highly refined, processed, and high in calories. Eating               many processed and high-calorie foods can lead to weight gain, poor health               and disease. Focusing on a less processed, more natural, whole-food diet can             improve your health and help manage your weight.

  1. You want improved energy levels!
    Eating a Gluten Free Diet can help to improve energy! There have been reports that those that follow a gluten-free diet feel more mental alertness and clarity and have more energy overall!
  2. You suffer from Leaky Gut
    There have been reports that some people have found that eliminating gluten improves unpleasant digestive issues or inflammation and improved their leaky gut.
  3. You suffer from Lactose-intolerance
    Following a Gluten-Free Diet and eating Gluten Free Foods can even help with lactose intolerance! Lactoes, which helps digest dairy products, sits in the small intestine. Allowing the small intestine lining to recover (which tends to happen when following a Gluten Free Diet) and strengthen can help your lactose enzyme work better.
  4. You suffer from Migraines
    Following a Gluten-Free Diet and eating Gluten Free Foods can help those who suffer from migraines. There is a clear link between gluten intolerance and migraines. For some, eating gluten causes inflammation, which can spread throughout the body and eventually cause a migraine.
  5. You want to reduce Joint Pain
    Following a Gluten-Free Diet and eating Gluten Free Foods can help with Joint Pain. For some, ingesting gluten can cause inflammation, which may spread throughout the body and ultimately contribute to join-pain.

    How do I Eat a Gluten-Free Diet?
    Eat Gluten Free Foods:
  • Naturally gluten-free grains and starches: Buckwheat, amaranth, quinoa, millet, sorghum, corn (polenta), wild rice, teff, soy, flax, hominy, and rice.
  • Naturally gluten-free foods: Beans, seeds, nuts, fresh meat, poultry, fish, fresh eggs, dairy products, fruits, vegetables, oils, and herbs.

Then, you should avoid some foods unless they are labelled as gluten free foods. 

  • Foods with gluten include: bread, french fries, cakes and pies, candies, cereals, cookies, pasta, beer, crackers, many salad dressings, croutons, gravies, imitation meat, processed meat, matzo, sauces, and tortilla chips.

Where to Find Gluten Free Foods?
We’ve got you covered with delicious Gluten Free Foods online in Canada.  SwitchGrocery has amazing and delicious Gluten Free Foods for you to buy, shipping all across Canada from our online store!

Curl up on the couch with Snacker Yogi Puffed Lotus Seeds or Siete Grain Free Tortilla Chips for chips and salsa or guac! Delicious and so easy!  

Love your morning cereal, but don’t know where to start?  We’ve got you covered with Gluten Free Cereals from Farm Girl and YoFiit!

You don't have to give up sweets on a gluten-free diet! iHeart Fat Fudge, Coco Polo Chocolates and YoFiit are here for you! 

Worried about what’s in the spices you use (a common place for hidden gluten)? We’ve got Burlap & Barrel Single Origin spices for you!  

Want more? Check out our website to shop for all of your favourite gluten free foods today!