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Gluten-free? Not so fast. Watch out for this list of surprising foods that contain gluten

By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., March 11, 2013 - 1:59pm

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Brierley asks: Are you avoiding gluten?


Very helpful article..thanks.


03/12/2013 - 1:38pm

Great article especially for newbies.
Tracey Allen
Author of Easy Gluten-free Lunches and Snacks: Simple Cookbook


03/20/2013 - 1:40pm

I stopped eating gluten at New Year 2013 after holiday baking gave me a strong enough allergic reaction to be concerned. Since then, I've noticed my appetite reduced significantly, I eat less and want less when I eat. Allergies disappeared. I lost 5lbs, and my digestion is now perfect (was far from it before). I used to crave bread, I don't even miss it a bit. This is just after 3 months. I'm looking forward to more good results in the future.


03/28/2013 - 12:30am

Low carb (now gluten free) since the doctor put me on an Atkins like diet in 1999, (weighed 199), caffeine free for more years than that, (managed to reduce heart arrhythmias from ca 20/day to one every few weeks and had more energy), dairy free at my doctor's suggestion, and recently cutting back even more on my sugars (and bringing down my blood pressure), I would like to see more recipes that encompass these ideas. Continuing to gradually lose weight over the years I weighed 158 at the doctor's yesterday. I would like to see more recipes that encompass these ideas and are also super healthy and simple and delicious. I know it's possible. I know I don'y have all the answers, because I still have health issues. Thank you for all that you do.

Sincerely--Lana Thomas

ps. I eat rather more fat and salt than the doctors seem to think you should. I'm not sure that the Standard American Diet is quite accurate for all people, especially for me.


04/25/2013 - 10:49pm

I just went gluten and grain free about three weeks ago and believe this has been the underlying problem with my gastrointestinal problems all these years. I believe that eating food as whole as possible is really the best thing. I have had so much more energy than ever before. I feel gluten free borders on the Paleo or caveman diet that has become all the rage now. However, if you think about it, it really is the healthiest way to live.


05/07/2013 - 9:50pm

Is there any gluten free cold cereal?


05/11/2013 - 3:10pm

One small correction. In the US modified food starch is always derived from corn. However, no such requirement of the starch used in pharmaceuticals. Unless it is specified on your drug's label, always call the manufacturer to determine the source of the starch.


07/17/2013 - 8:54am

My husband, under Dr's orders, can't eat any gluten. I am pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to find gluten-free items but yes, you definitely have to watch it. Those fries at restaurants may have a coating of some kind. The corn tortillas sometimes contain wheat flour. The glaze on the salmon? Soy sauce! We mostly cook at home and have learned to never ever assume.


04/08/2014 - 12:30pm

I am intolerant to wheat, dairy and soya. What should I avoid?


04/08/2014 - 12:53pm

Getting as much info as possible. One simple mistake with hidden gluten and it takes WEEKS to get back to feeling good. I know GF may be trendy but for those who must be, it is a constant awareness of everything you eat. All articles and tips are appreciated.


04/08/2014 - 5:00pm

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