Foods To Avoid on a Gluten Free Diet

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www.glutenfreesociety.org 1. Grains As part of the gluten free “Golden Rule”, grains should be avoided to prevent reactions to gluten. The most common items are bread, pasta, cereals, muffins, bagels, cookies, and cakes. But there are many more food items on this short list that commonly contain grains – gravies, croutons, bread crumbs, biscuits, rolls, pita, batter-fried foods, noodles, tortillas, ice cream cones, bran, wheat germ, dumplings, pancake mixes, pies, pumpernickel and rye breads, cornbread, vermicelli, doughnuts, buns, pretzels, spaghetti, waffles and pastries. Many companies have started making gluten free versions of these products. Problem is – they are not TRUE gluten free. Other grains like corn and rice are commonly used as alternative safe substitutes despite the research showing their detriment. For more on this, you can view our comprehensive page on food terms to avoid while eating a gluten free diet. 2. Condiments and Seasonings Many common condiments and seasonings contain gluten and cause problems for those who are gluten-intolerant. The following foods should be eliminated from the diet unless they plainly state on the label that they are gluten-free: Worcestershire sauce, MSG, modified food starch, malt products, bouillon, barley malt, and soy sauce. Also be aware that many gravies and salad dressings are thickened with gluten containing flours and grains. 3. Alcoholic Beverages Most forms of alcohol are made from grains. At the top of the list

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2 Comments

  1. kimsaria

    Can you list the link to part 2 please? Working 60 hours a? week and no time to look around for stuff but would love to see part 2.

  2. kimsaria

    I have talked to store managers and been laughed at when when I asked them to move? the bins around to prevent contamination. Sigh.

    I still ask anyway. Eventually, they will get the message.

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