Easily Digestible Gluten Free Foods

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At the ripe age of 33, my body seems to be falling apart.  I’ve been to a series of doctors from my family doctor to a Neurologist, with an upcoming appointment to see a Rheumatologist.  Last night, I hit the urgent care facility due to pains in the right side of my abdomen and back pain.

Of course, I used the internet to self-diagnose.  I was certain that my appendix needed to be removed.  Once again, I’ve gone to urgent care for “gas”.

For some reason, my body likes to create ghastly, oversized gas bubbles that cause excruciating pain.  This time, the gas bubble has caused inflammation in my small and large intestines.

With all the research I’ve done on my multiple woes, all things lead back to my diet or food lifestyle rather.  Two doctors, as well as friends and colleagues, have recommended going gluten-free (or even grain-free or Paleo).


English: Diagram of the Human Intestine. Drawn...


After you find yourself in urgent care, you realize it’s time to take some action.  I’ve dwindled down my grocery purchases in preparation for easing into a gluten-free (first) and/or grain-free / Paleo lifestyle.  I’m nearly there, but decided I had no choice but to take the leap last night.

I figured that going “Paleo” would do the trick, but combined with my current gastro woes, that alone won’t do the trick.

Eating fresh, raw vegetables, fruits, salads and proteins that are normally acceptable is irritating my intestines.  In an effort to aid in digestion, combined with gluten-free I’ve done some research.


Easily Digestable Gluten Free Food List MSW

Foods that are gluten-free, but are not easily digestible include:

  • Potato and sweet potato skins
  • Dairy products
  • Red meat
  • Cheese
  • Pork
  • Beans
  • Broccoli
  • Yogurt

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Cancer.org: http://www.cancer.org/treatment/survivorshipduringandaftertreatment/nutritionforpeoplewithcancer/low-fiber-foods
Ehow: http://www.ehow.com/facts_5199861_foods-difficult-digest.html
Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/low-fiber-diet/MY00744
Livestrong: http://www.livestrong.com/article/267155-foods-to-heal-inflamed-intestines/ and http://www.livestrong.com/article/500559-inflamed-intestines-foods-to-not-eat/


Disclaimer: This post is not medical advice from a professional. Please consult your doctor to find out if the ideas in this post are right for you. Melissa Say What? is not liable for results, side-effects, interactions or contradictions as a result of this post.

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  • Dawn Kropp

    Very interesting! The more I read about becoming gluten-free, the more I like it :) Thanks for the info :)

  • Dina Demarest

    we are eating whole foods right now too. These foods really fill you up and you are not hungry!!

  • Amanda D

    Thanks for compiling this list! I need to get my health back on track after having a baby, and this is a great resource for those of us who try to be gluten free.

  • http://fancythatblog.blogspot.com Nicole

    I really think this is such a good post! I’ve gone gluten-free and digestive issues can be very troublesome! I hope you feel better soon!

  • Kristin

    Very informative post. I love the chart showing all the foods that digest easily. I have three friends who have Celiac’s disease and will share this with them.

  • aprila

    I hope you figure out a remedy and you feel better soon. Good information to have about easy digestable foods.

  • http://www.angiesangle.com Angie Agerter

    What a handy little chart. Love it!