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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

3 Ways to Keep Gluten From Sneaking Into Your Food

Food in its natural state is easy to identify as containing or not containing gluten. Processed and cooked foods are not as easy to identify because sauces, fillers, vinegars, ketchup, soy sauces, thickeners, additives, may be made from wheat or another grain that contains gluten and may be hidden in foods that you don't suspect!  The following sites may be helpful.

3 Ways to Keep Gluten From Sneaking Into Your Diet

1. Read ingredients and become familiar with sauces, fillers, vinegars, ketchup, thickeners, etc. that contain gluten. The following website  can help:    http://www.glutenfreeinfo.com/Diet/S-FoodList.htm

2. Also, many stores ( like Trader Joe and Whole Foods) will provide a list of their gluten free products and many restaurants now offer a variety of gluten free choices. The following link is a website that lists information about the gluten free menu items in popular restaurant chains: I found this link very helpful .http://www.venturaceliac.org/restaurants.htm

3. Medicine and vitamins can also contain gluten. Check the label , or ask the pharmacist to let you know if a prescription medication contains gluten.

Next Blog: What is cross contamination and why does it matter?

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