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Celiacs take note – Hidden sources of Gluten

by Allergy Guy

If you are celiac or are on a gluten-free diet, determining which foods contain gluten and which not can be very challenging. Some foods are obvious – bread for example typically contains gluten unless it is specifically gluten-free. Other foods can have gluten without rhyme or reason. For example, why do some brands of potato chips contain wheat? The answer I suspect, has to do with consistency or distributing a flavored coating, but it does nothing for the quality of the product and defies common sense.

Do not use common sense when searching for gluten-containing products – check everything!

Here are some examples of non-food products that may contain gluten.

* Communion wafers
* Lipstick
* Lip gloss
* Play dough
* Prescription medication
* Over-the-counter medication

This is not a complete list, but it does give you some idea of what to watch out for.


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1 Jeta Conn November 12, 2007 at 00:16

Hidden sources of Gluten/wheat

What a great idea to post info on hidden sources of gluten and wheat. My son and daughter are GF due to non-celiac issues. I have had to learn a lot about the hidden sources for obvious reasons. I wrote this article because of it and many people have found it very helpful. Some items may be obvious while others may surprise you! Check this out:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/425136/hidden_sources_of_wheat.html

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