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Foods Containing Gluten

November 12, 2010 · Posted in Gluten Free Foods List

Many foods containing gluten are obvious and can be easily avoided by someone who needs to follow a gluten free diet, but others could slip by unnoticed. If you suffer from celiac disease then you need to remove every trace of gluten in order to improve your health.

Gluten sensitivity is mainly treated by avoiding foods that contain gluten. Especially all products that contain wheat, barley and rye must be avoided. Nowadays, many foods and products that are gluten free are already labeled that way, however it’s still a good idea to know the various foods containing gluten .

Foods that fall into this category include most foods that have carbohydrates. This includes breads, pastas, biscuits, cereals, powdered gray and sauce mixes, yeasts and alcohol products made from grains.

Gluten triggers an immune response in the small intestine of people with gluten intolerance and those with celiac disease. In other words, the body creates antibodies to fight the gluten, thinking it is a foreign invader. In the process of fighting the gluten, the antibodies also attack the villi of the small intestine, creating all sorts symptoms and discomfort.


Some of these symptoms are:

  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Migraines
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain
  • Mineral deficiencies
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Anemia
  • Distended abdomen
  • Bone- and/or joint pain
  • Delayed growth in children
  • Tooth abnormalities


The following video discusses some of the various symptoms that are typically associated with celiac disease:



The list of foods containing gluten below will allow you to avoid gluten if you have coeliac disease or a gluten allergy:

Wheat, barley, and rye are all off-limits. Some experts think that oats should also be forbidden due to dangers of cross-contamination.

  • Wheat
  • Wheat germ
  • Wheat grass
  • Rye
  • Barley
  • Bulgur
  • Couscous
  • Farina
  • Graham flour
  • Kamut
  • Matzo
  • Seitan
  • Semolina
  • Spelt
  • Triticale
  • Oats
  • Oat bran
  • Oat fiber


Below is a list of foods and products you wouldn’t expect to have gluten. In some cases, wheat is added as a thickener; barley malt might be added as a form of natural flavor. Read the labels of these items carefully, look for gluten-containing ingredients and select only products that are specifically labeled as “ gluten-free .”

  • Broth
  • Coating Mixes
  • Communion Wafers
  • Crab cakes
  • Croutons
  • Imitation Bacon
  • Imitation Seafood
  • Malt from barley or corn
  • Malt vinegar Breading
  • Marinades
  • Meat Balls
  • Meat Loaf
  • Monosodium glutamate
  • Pastas
  • Processed Meats
  • Rice Dream-processed w/ barley
  • Roux – a sauce base
  • Sauces
  • Sausages (some)
  • Self-basting Poultry
  • Soup Bases
  • Soy-based veggie burgers
  • Soy sauce
  • Stuffings
  • Tamari
  • Thickeners


The above lists are by no means complete, so you should always be careful what foods and products you buy. In general, it’s a good idea to only buy products that are specifically labeled as “gluten-free” .


For more information on this topic, also check out the following blog post: gluten free foods list


More articles and resources on foods containing gluten, gluten free diets and similar topics can be found here:

Wisegeek.com provides a basic explanation of gluten with a thorough discussion thread on the subject

GlutenFree.com is a good site that sells a large list of gluten free foods and products. This site also lists some absolutely delicious gluten free diet recipes .

Also, take a look at Wikipedia to learn more about gluten and gluten free diets . The site provides a basic overview of gluten free products, Cross-contamination issues, the Accuracy of “gluten-free” labels, gluten and Alcoholic beverages, Deficiencies linked to maintaining a gluten-free diet and more.

Don’t forget to check out celiac.com – this site provides a very complete explanation on everything around gluten and gluten free products .

Vegsoc.org also provides a gluten free foods list with some interesting nutritional advices.

Additional gluten free recipes can be found at csaceliacs.org. The recipes are ordered into various groups: desserts, breakfasts, breads, main dishes, salads, snacks…

Comments

23 Responses to “Foods Containing Gluten”

  1. Joint Pain on July 7th, 2010 11:18 am

    Let me share some information, The seeds of most flowering plants have endosperms with stored protein to nourish embryonic plants during germination, true gluten, with gliadin and glutenin, is limited to certain members of the grass family. The stored proteins of maize and rice are sometimes called glutens, but their proteins differ from wheat gluten by lacking gliadin. The glutenin in wheat flour gives kneaded dough its elasticity, allows leavening and contributes chewiness to baked products like bagels.

  2. admin on July 19th, 2010 10:30 am

    Great info – thanks a lot for sharing.

  3. on September 2nd, 2010 6:52 pm

    Also should watch out for “hidden” sources of gluten, such as hydrolyzed vegetable protein, textured vegetable protein, hydrolyzed plant protein, all derived from wheat, rye, oats and barley, including malt, modified food starch, some soy sauces, grain vinegars, binders, fillers, excipients, and natural flavourings including things like hot dogs, gravies, luncheon meat, beer, mustard, tomato sauce, some curry powders and seasonings. Avoiding sugary products too such as chocolate and processed foods as much as possible. It may be necessary to even remove dairy products from the diet because there is usually a secondary lactase intolerance.
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  5. Boardwalk from Discount Yoga Mats on September 12th, 2010 10:58 pm

    My family often shops at natural food stores like Whole Foods and Central market, and I have began to notice more and more Gluten Free products. I just assumed that they were healthier for everyone, but now I see that they are developed for people who are allergic to foods containing gluten. I have personally noticed some of the above symptoms in my son, so I guess I need to find out how exactly to test if he is allergic to gluten?
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  6. Yeast Free Diet Help on October 29th, 2010 1:55 am

    with all the list of food containing gluten, i wonder what more can a gluten intolerant person is allowed to eat. i guess, its about time that people start eating good food and eliminate the bad stuff on the menu list. Thanks for sharing the info.
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  7. side effects on January 12th, 2011 3:45 pm

    Thanks for letting me know as crab cakes and soy burgers are two of my favorite foods. Finding substitutes for these will be a pain, but I’ll do it – grudgingly.

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  10. Monique on June 1st, 2011 11:44 am

    Thanks soooo much for the list. I just recently found out I’m gluten intolorent, it is going to be a massive life style change.

    Thanks

    Mon

  11. Michael from NoFlourNoSugarDiet on August 23rd, 2011 6:26 pm

    This is a very well-researched list- I had no idea that Rice Dream had added gluten…very good to know.
    Speaking of milk, I would add something which may be obvious, which is that many cereals contain wheat/gluten. Corn flakes is safe, as are rice chex and corn chex and their generic equivalents.
    And as for pasta, rice pasta is a great substitute and is gluten-free; I haven’t tried quinoa pasta, but that’s out there and gluten-free as well.
    many thanks,
    Michael

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    Thank you for the links and explaining all of this so simply. I have been feeling sick for over 6 months now and it has recently gotten worse. I was beginning to feel hopeless. Think that gluten free recipes will help.

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    In the book published by two American clinicians, a dozen case histories of people have recovered from back pain, chronic fatigue, the auto-immune disorder lupus simply by following a gluten-free diet.

  21. Champion AC on October 27th, 2011 3:04 pm

    Thanks for the list my brother-in-law can’t have gluten and I didn’t know what foods I could make for him when he comes over.

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