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Gluten-free with Chobani® Greek Yogurt

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Carbohydrates, protein, and fat are all essential macronutrients needed for healthy body functioning. But gluten-containing carbohydrates can pose a health issue for some people. For those diagnosed with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), gluten—a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, and some other grains—must be avoided, eliminating many foods—and potentially good nutrition—from their diet.

Chobani is on a mission to provide better food for more people, including those with medically based dietary restrictions. This resource provides information and tips for building a delicious, balanced gluten-free diet using nutrient-rich Chobani® Greek Yogurt.

Gluten-related disorders defined

  • Celiac disease: A diagnosed serious autoimmune condition in which eating gluten causes significant damage to the small intestine and long-term health problems. It is estimated to affect about 1 in 100 people worldwide.1
  • Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS): A condition in which gluten ingestion causes gastrointestinal or other symptoms, but celiac disease and a wheat allergy have been ruled out through medical testing. Prevalence is unknown, but it may be higher than celiac disease.2

Greek Yogurt: A nutritious package for gluten-free diets

  • Good source of calcium: Calcium is highly important for those with celiac disease due to their increased risk of osteoporosis.3
  • Five live & active cultures: Probiotics promote gut health and could potentially lessen the intestinal symptoms of gluten intolerance, though research is still evolving.4
  • Less than 5% lactose: Newly diagnosed celiac disease is often accompanied by lactose intolerance, and options with less lactose may be better tolerated.5
  • Excellent source of protein: All healthy lifestyles require protein, and Greek Yogurt provides double the protein of regular,6 unstrained yogurt to help meet this essential need.
  • Low in sodium: Many gluten-free products contain extra salt for flavor, but Greek Yogurt is a naturally low-sodium food, and diets low in sodium can protect heart health.7
  • Many macro & micronutrients: Greek Yogurt provides a host of nutrients including protein, carbohydrate, potassium, B vitamins, and magnesium to make a nutritious foundation for a healthful gluten-free diet.

Nearly all Chobani products are gluten-free, with the exception of a few varieties of Chobani “Flip”™. We work closely with the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO), an independent certifying program, to verify the gluten-free status of our yogurt products—and anytime you see the gluten-free icon on our packages, you can be assured it is a certified gluten-free option.

1 Celiac Disease. World Gastroenterology Organization Website. http://www.worldgastroenterology.org/guidelines/global-guidelines/celiac-disease/celiac-disease-english#Ref013. July 2016. Accessed January 12, 2017.

2 Catassi et al. Non-celiac gluten sensitivity: the new frontier of gluten related disorders. Nutrients. Oct 2013; 5(10): 3839–3853.

3 What People with Celiac Disease Need to Know About Osteoporosis. NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center. https://www.niams.nih.gov/health_info/bone/osteoporosis/conditions_behaviors/celiac.asp. April 2016. Accessed January 12, 2017.

4 De Sousa Moraes LF, Grzeskowiak LM, de Sales Teixera TF, Oeliuzio MCG. Intestinal microbiota and probiotics in celiac disease. Clin Microbiol Rev. July 2014; 27(3): 482-489.

5 Lactose Intolerance. Celiac UK Website. https://www.coeliac.org.uk/coeliac-disease/associated-conditions-and-complications/lactose-intolerance/. Accessed January 12, 2017.

6 Chobani® Greek Yogurt: 12g (24% DV) protein per 5.3oz (150g) serving; regular (non-fat or low-fat) yogurt: 6g (12% DV) protein per 5.3oz (150g) serving.

7 Sodium and Your Health. American Heart Association. https://sodiumbreakup.heart.org/sodium_and_your_health. Accessed January 17, 2017.

* While oats do not contain gluten, they are often grown and transported with other gluten-containing grains and thus subject to contamination. Oats that are labeled “gluten-free,” however, are safe for those with gluten intolerance.

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