One of the most common digestive problems being diagnosed today is that of gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat and grains. It is found in practically every loaf of bread and every grain of flour. Actually the entire population to some extent is gluten intolerant; however here are some unfortunate people that have serious reactions to it in any sort of substantial portion. Common symptoms of gluten toxin are headaches, abdominal pain, diarrhea or other flu-like symptoms. There’s actually a quite serious condition known in America as Celiac disease that actually causes the body to temporarily lower its immunity to several viruses.

Living on a gluten free diet can either be one of the hardest and most frustrating regimes to stick with or it can be an exciting adventure into a largely undiscovered culinary world. However even veteran Gluten-free dieters can have a nightmare of a time trying to eat while on the go or traveling. Luckily with a little effort, planning and homework you don’t have to give up travel to stick t your diet and enjoy traveling to the fullest. Here are some quick tips to help you maintain a gluten free diet while traveling.  

Before leaving on your trip try posting in a gluten free message board there are dozens available online that could really help you not only with your travel problems, but can give you a lot of useful tricks and tips for maintaining and actually enjoying your gluten free diet.

You should try to call the airport or train depot you’ll be traveling and simply ask them if you can bring your gluten free snacks on your luggage with you. Some will allow it and others wont. You’ll never know unless you ask. Heck even if they say no it’s unlikely they’ll take it away if sneak a few crackers on the plane! If however you are traveling aboard make sure to check the local import laws to make sure you aren’t violating any rules by bringing foreign foods into the country.

One great way to avoid any dietary problems is to find a hotel that offers kitchenettes in the rooms. This way in a pinch you can always fix yourself something gluten free and tasty, without the hassle of finding vending machine that with gluten free options.

Following your gluten free required diet while on the go doesn’t have to be frustrating or difficult. After the first few trips, you’ll begin to get the hang of the preparation and planning and might even find a few hidden secrets to eating good and gluten free as well.

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