We’re dedicated to improving your quality of life through our Gluten Free Café products -– delicious gluten-free foods rich in both taste and nutrition.
As a result of your gluten-related digestive issues and the need to follow a gluten-free diet, you may develop certain vitamin and mineral deficiencies that can result in weight loss, anemia and other health concerns. Substituting other grains for wheat can also result in fiber loss. The good news is that these potential nutritional deficiencies can be prevented by choosing the only gluten-free foods that are certified to be adequately fortified – Gluten Free Café.
The side effects of a gluten-free diet are often overlooked. We studied the expert findings and recommendations of the following organizations so we could best fortify our Gluten Free Café products:
Gluten Free Café offers the only line of all natural frozen foods, snacks and soups that are certified gluten free—and fortified with essential nutrients to address vitamin, mineral, and fiber deficiencies that commonly affect those following gluten-free diets.
1. B Vitamins & Iron The absence of enriched wheat flour or whole wheat flour in gluten free food products results in a loss of valuable dietary nutrients, including B Vitamins and Iron. Our Gluten Free Café items are enriched according to the FDA’s nutritional requirements for enriched flour and provide a good source of Iron and B Vitamins Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, and Folic Acid.
2. Fiber Since the gluten-free diet relies on the replacement of fiber-rich wheat flours with other “digestive-friendly” grains, it’s common to experience some dietary fiber loss. But not with Gluten Free Café products! We’ve taken care to ensure that you don’t lose the all-important benefits of fiber. All Gluten Free Café snack bars, entrees and soups are fortified with soluble fiber, a non-digestible carbohydrate. We formulate most of our products with inulin which has a prebiotic effect by promoting the growth of good bacteria in the digestive tract. Our Chicken Noodle soup is fortified with acacia gum to help balance the environment of the intestines. Both inulin and acacia gum are plant-derived, all-natural fibers that help you to maintain a healthy digestive system.
3. Vitamin D and Calcium If you have gluten intolerance or celiac disease, there’s a 30% chance that you are also lactose intolerant…which means you may not be getting sufficient Vitamin D and Calcium in your diet. Deficiencies can also be caused by poor nutrient absorption, a common effect of your condition. Due to these factors, it is generally recommended that patients with gluten intolerance be screened for osteoporosis. To help ensure against deficiencies, we’ve fortified each of our Gluten Free Café products with Vitamin D and Calcium…in amounts equivalent to those found in an 8-ounce glass of whole milk!