If you’re familiar with governmental dietary recommendations, you’ve probably heard the phrase rainbow on your plate.
This means that different color groupings of foods generally represent different health benefits, meaning a colorful whole foods diet is a nutritious way to eat.
This is great advice for anyone following a gluten-free diet because it demonstrates a very easy method for balanced nutrition through daily diet.
Well, right. But, it’s a little bit more complicated on a gluten-free diet because there are common nutrients missing as a result of not eating certain foods.
These missing nutrients can actually be helpful because they give you a more specific focus in planning your diet from the start…
There are clear recommendations by the government and physicians for recommended daily intakes (RDIs) of all vitamins and minerals for people without nutrient deficiencies.
But, RDIs may not be appropriate for people with celiac disease due to common nutrient deficiencies.
The first step you must take to cover common nutrient deficiencies from celiac disease is by focusing on eating whole, nutritious foods. Think about the vitamins and minerals above, paint a rainbow on your plate, and you’ll be headed in the right direction.
Source: Zach Rachins at Celiact.com