According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, an estimated 1 in 100 people worldwide suffer from celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that can lead to damage in the small intestine after the ingestion of gluten. In addition, 18 million Americans have gluten sensitivity1. People living with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity benefit from strict adherence to a gluten-free diet, which is why Mom’s Meals NourishCare has made the effort to provide fully-prepared gluten-free meal options for our customers — delivered right to your home and ready to be refrigerated.
What is gluten?
Gluten is a protein found in cereal grains, especially wheat, and other types of foods. It helps foods maintain their shape. For example, gluten is responsible for the elastic texture of dough.
When ingested by a person with celiac disease, gluten triggers an immune response that attacks the small intestine, damaging the body’s ability to absorb nutrients.
Foods that are common sources of gluten include pastas and noodles, wheat bread, processed lunch meats, potato chips, granola bars, pancakes, and cookies.
To avoid foods that contain gluten, make a habit of reading food labels before purchasing food items. It’s also helpful to remember that fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, cheese, and eggs are naturally gluten-free, so use build your meals around those ingredients.
Gluten-free prepared meals
The gluten-free menu options from Mom’s Meals NourishCare all contain less than 20 ppm of gluten per meal, and are developed based on the guidelines proposed by the FDA.
Each meal is also tested using the ELISA method, a biochemical technique designed to quantitate low levels of gluten in prepared and processed foods and beverages.
If you are interested in our gluten-free meals, click here to order now or you can contact us for more information. You may also be eligible for government or health plan assistance that would make low sodium meal deliveries from Mom’s Meals NourishCare little to no cost for you!