What is a gluten allergy? — Lucinda Harms, RPh, is a CarePro Advance Health pharmacist. Here she defines gluten allergies, and explains how they affect the people who have them. View Full Transcript.
Bread. Pasta. Cereal. When you can't tolerate gluten, you need to watch every bite. Gluten can be especially dangerous for the millions of Americans with celiac disease and gluten intolerance. For them, gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley, can damage the small intestine and cause complications such as anemia, osteoporosis, malnutrition and rheumatoid arthritis, or just make life a lot less enjoyable.
Now people with gluten sensitivities have more food choices! Advance Health has an extensive inventory of gluten-free foods, and we're always looking for new items. Many of our foods are also dairy-free, egg-free and soy-free.
CarePro Advance Health connects you with a large variety of name brand gluten-free foods.
- Baking mixes and cake mixes
- Breads and pastries
- Cereals and crackers
- Cookies and cookie dough
- Frozen entrees
- Pasta, pizza and soup
- Egg substitutes
- Locally-baked fresh desserts