Those diagnosed with gluten intolerance or celiac disease are often required to make significant dietary changes as part of their treatment. A gluten-free diet means avoiding foods and beverages containing wheat, rye, barley, oats, millet, triticale (a cross between wheat and rye) and any derivative of these grains. While finding foods that meet these restrictions can seem daunting at first, the new package labeling on Cedarlane Natural Foods' gluten-free meals and snacks helps streamline shopping.
Doctors, dieticians, locally based support groups and online resources such as the National Institutes of Health http://www.nih.gov can aid in educating people on natural and packaged gluten-free food choices, while clear labeling on food products can make shopping and menu planning easier.
Cedarlane's gluten-free natural frozen meals and snacks display a round "Gluten Free" call-out on the front of the package. Cedarlane's Three Layer Enchilada Pie, Low Fat Garden Vegetable Enchiladas, and four of their popular egg white omelettes all display the gluten-free graphic.
Many consumers simply prefer gluten-free products. According to market research firm Packaged Facts, when consumers were asked why they purchased gluten-free products, the most common non-medical reasons were: a belief that gluten-free products are generally healthier (46 percent of those polled), seeing them as helpful for weight loss (36 percent of those polled), and seeing gluten-free as an indicator of higher quality (24 percent of those polled).
Cedarlane's award-winning frozen meals are also quick and easy to prepare, full of delicious flavor, and are made with natural ingredients. They offer a convenient, healthier choice for many people with dietary restrictions.
Source: Cedarlane Natural Foods