Gluten-free? Foods to avoid if gluten intolerant or sensitive

Those who are sensitive or intolerant to gluten are often left feeling gutted when they can’t enjoy their faves – and even more so when they discover that the dish they just devoured wasn’t actually gluten-free!

But avoiding gluten shouldn’t make you glum. Following a whole food diet can provide you with all the taste and nutrition you need, minus the negative side effects. Plus, at Doppio Zero, we have some top tips on how to know which foods might cause you pain, plus a handy list of gluten-free foods and snacks!

Refrain from the grain

It can be tricky to know exactly what contains gluten and what doesn’t. Basically, any form of wheat is a no-go: that includes wheat, barley, rye, spelt… the whole gang. Unfortunately, yummy favourites like pizza, bread and cakes are also out – as well as any food that might contain hidden gluten like beer, soy sauce, and soup. Thankfully, Doppio Zero is here for you, including our soups, salads, and so much more.

Gluten-free goodies

The rise of gluten-free alternatives has become more readily available over the years. Now you can have your gluten-free cake and eat it too! However, these aren’t always the healthiest options, often containing added sugar and preservatives.

In general, your best bet is to follow a whole food plant-based diet. This lifestyle prioritises fresh ingredients that are unprocessed and single origin, meaning no nasty surprises down the line! You’ll never get stabbed in the gut by a piece of fresh fruit!

But, if you’re looking for the best gluten-free foods, head down to the best Italian restaurant in South Africa? That’s right, the Doppio Zero menu includes a host of healthy dishes, including gluten-free bases – and you thought you’d never have pizza again!