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Eating Gluten-Free Has Never Tasted Better

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By Family Features | Jul 2, 2012

Courtesy California Almond Board
An assortment of mouthwatering gluten-free dishes is possible using almonds, including these scrumptious crab cakes.

Celiac Disease is one of the most common genetic conditions in the world. In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, 1 in every 100 people is living with Celiac Disease, 97 percent of whom will go undiagnosed.

Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition that causes the body to react to proteins in gluten ? found in wheat, rye and barley, among other foods ? as though they are a danger to the body, damaging the intestines and causing discomfort. Those living with Celiac Disease, or any type of gluten intolerance, must avoiding eating foods with gluten as they aggravate the condition.

It may be frustrating, but with naturally gluten-free almonds, the supply of worry-free options is limitless. And, fortunately, there are a growing number of products available that make it easier to enjoy eating gluten-free foods. For example, French Meadow Bakery products, including breads, pizza crust, tortillas, sweet treats and more carry the seal of the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (www.gfco.org.)

For more information about Celiac Disease, visit www.Celiac.org, www.gluten.net and www.celiaccentral.org.  For more gluten-free recipes, visit www.AlmondBoard.com/glutenfree. For more about gluten-free products, and to get money-saving coupons, find French Meadow Bakery on Facebook.

Recipes:

Gluten-Free Chesapeake Crab Cakes With Almond Aioli

Gluten-Free Roasted Vegetable Sandwich

Gluten-Free Brownie Trifle

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