Celebrities- they’re just like us! Minus the private jets, personal chefs, perfume endorsements, ability to actually find something when they Google themselves…. Okay, maybe the rich, famous and beautiful aren’t on the exact same page as us, but if there’s one thing privilege can’t buy it’s resilience to illness. Even shiny-haired starlets, Hollywood leading men and Oscar winners fall victim to conditions like Coeliac disease. Here are some of high profile names who have been diagnosed with Coeliac disease:
And then we have the gluten intolerant:
Billy Bob Thornton
And those who follow a gluten free diet for the hell of it:
Admittedly, these gluten free A-listers usually have a team of chefs, dieticians and nutritionists on hand to attend to their dietary needs. But we believe that having a healthy, balanced diet all comes down to being ingredient savvy- whether you have Coeliac disease, gluten intolerant or are trying to cut down on wheat for weight loss reasons!
Apart from being careful about every morsel that enters your mouth, figuring out exactly what to eat is the most difficult thing about being diagonsed with coeliac disease or a lactose allergy. Here at ingrediEAT, we believe food and drink are some of life’s greatest pleasures and should certainly never become a chore. And that, our lovely ingredieaters, is why we have devised a list of simple swaps you can make to more easily intergrate your allergies into your lifestyle.
Can’t drink milk? Try Almond Breeze almond milk or So Good soy milk.
Can’t eat bread? Try Lichenstein’s gluten free bread.
Can’t eat yoghurt? Try Soy Life yoghurt in vanilla creme, blueberry, boysenberry or apricot and mango.
Can’t eat pasta? Try Buontempo gluten free pasta.
Can’t eat icecream? Try Coyo coconut milk icecream.
Can’t eat cheese? Try Toffuti lactose free cheese.
Can’t eat wraps? Try Freedom Food Wraps.
Can’t eat cereal? Try Freedom Foods Ancient Grain Flakes .
There we have it! A range of gluten free and dairy free products you can add to your grocery list next time you hit the shops. And remember, there’s no need to suffer when you can simply swap.