Getting Vitamins and Minerals with Celiac Disease

Lauren K. Williams, M.S., Registered Dietitian, discusses getting vitamins and minerals with celiac disease.

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Lauren K. Williams, M.S., Registered Dietitian, discusses getting vitamins and minerals with celiac disease.
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Featuring Lauren K. Williams, M.S.
Getting Vitamins and Minerals with Celiac Disease
Duration: 1 minute, 35 seconds

If you've been recently diagnosed with celiac, your intestinal lining may have some damage to it.

This may actually inhibit some of the absorption of important vitamins and minerals in your diet. It's important to follow a gluten-free diet completely so that intestinal lining can heal to resume normal absorption.

Individuals with celiac disease can often have lactose intolerance. It's important to make sure you're getting enough calcium and vitamin D for many reasons, such as bone health being one of the most important.

Other key nutrient considerations for individuals with celiac disease are making sure that you're getting enough of the alternative grains. This allows you to have adequate fibre consumption, adequate consumption of your B vitamins, iron and zinc as well.

Things like rice, brown rice, wild rice, also quinoa which is an excellent, excellent grain to include and a high source of protein as well. Things like buckwheat is also another example. Do your research to make sure you know what grains to include if you've been recently diagnosed, to make sure that you get and meet all your vitamin and mineral requirements.

For more information on the key nutrient concerns and to make sure you're meeting your vitamin and mineral requirements contact your local nutritionist or your local registered dietitian.

Presenter: Ms. Lauren K. Williams, Registered Dietitian, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Registered Dietitian

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.