A gluten allergy is an immune system response to consuming gluten known as Celiac disease. It is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system responds abnormally an can destroy the gut villi. The villi are an essential part of the digestive system, as they absorb the nutrients. Gluten is found in wheat, barley, and rye.

Signs and Symptoms of gluten intolerance include chronic diarrhea, constipation, abdominal bloating and excessive gas, nausea, and vomiting.

Symptoms of a wheat allergy include irritation in the mouth and the throat, eye irritation, difficulty breathing, hives, rash, and nasal congestion.

To reduce the risk of advanced and more severe allergic reaction, there are 3 interesting gluten substitutes everyone should try;

  • Gluten-free oats

If you are often using breadcrumbs in different recipes, there is an alternative option to do so. Rolled oats can be a perfect substitute, they are healthier and easy to use. Add 1 cup of rolled oats into a blender, and run a short cycle. They will become tiny crumbs that can provide the same effect as the traditional breadcrumbs. You can even add some spices to the mixture, to enhance the flavor and to make more aromatic dishes.

  • Milled flax seeds

Milled flax seeds are a very popular egg substitute in the vegan community. Mix 1 teaspoon of milled flax seeds and 3 teaspoon water and use it as a perfect binding agent. Using flax seeds instead of gluten can give you an extra dose of dietary fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.  You can use this mixture of milled flax seeds and water in any recipe that requires breadcrumbs.

  • Gluten Free pretzels:

Another great breadcrumbs substitute are gluten-free pretzels. Use any gluten-free brand and mix in a blender with a ½ teaspoon of different spices. You can use oregano, dill, garlic powder, dried parsley, coriander, salt, and pepper. Use 1 cup of pretzels, add them in a blender, run a short cycle, pour into a cup or a sealed container, add the spices, mix and stir well and use this mixture as breadcrumbs alternative.