Bread Substitutes for Wheat Allergy

Wheat allergy is one of the most prevalent allergies, especially among children. Symptoms of wheat allergy include itching, hives, headaches, weight gain, fatigue, abdominal pain, bloating, vomiting, and joint pain. These symptoms can manifest themselves within minutes or, at most, within hours of wheat consumption. One important thing to note is that a wheat allergy is not the same as a wheat intolerance or celiac disease; a wheat free diet is not necessarily the same as a gluten free diet. Bread manufacturers may extract gluten from wheat flour to create a loaf of bread that is gluten free, yet still containing wheat. Instead, a wheat allergy is an allergic reaction to wheat or one of its components, such as albumin, globulin, and gliadin.  Wheat allergy, in the most extreme cases, can be life-threatening though unfortunately wheat seems to be in almost every food product. From crackers to cookies and pastries to pastas, wheat is everywhere. Consequently, affected individuals must seek out alternative products and bread substitutes for wheat allergy.

The ten most common wheat grain substitutes for someone with wheat allergy include:

  • Rice
  • Quinoa
  • Millet
  • Chia
  • Flax Seeds
  • Amaranth
  • Sorghum
  • Teff
  • Buckwheat
  • Some Oats

Due to genetic modifications of wheat over the last few decades, more and more people are developing wheat allergies and have a difficult time digesting the strains of wheat used in products today. As an alternative, Food For Life manufactures natural, healthy food products from these substitutes to serve those struggling with wheat allergy and restore the nutritional value of bread. Using these wheat substitutes, Food For Life offers Sprouted For Life gluten free breads which are made from sprouted chia, quinoa and millet as well as multiple brown rice based products with simple basic ingredient lists.  The list of Food For Life wheat free foods include:

  • Gluten Free Sprouted For Life Breads
  • Gluten Free Rice Breads
  • Gluten Free Brown Rice Tortillas
  • Gluten Free Black Rice Tortillas
  • Gluten Free English Muffins – Brown Rice and Multi Seed

These products are healthy alternatives for those with a wheat allergy and are all supportive of a vegan diet. These breads also go through the sprouted grain process, meaning that when you eat sprouted grain bread, you are eating bread with grains that are brought to life. This living grain breaks down the starch surrounding it through the sprouting process and, as a result, the protein content, mineral content, and vitamin content of the grain are more quickly absorbed into your system. The sprouted grains and legumes in sprouted grain bread have been known to give increased iron, antioxidants, vitamin C, and vitamin B. There is no healthier wheat free bread on the market.

Find a location near you that sells Food for Life products and start enjoying the benefits of bread substitutes for wheat allergy today!