The Troublesome Twenty: Hidden Gluten Ingredients
March 26th, 2013
The Troublesome Twenty – Hidden Gluten Ingredients
Gluten is a protein found in many grains such as wheat, semolina, spelt, kamut, rye, and barley.
Gluten (Latin word ‘glue”) is what gives bread its airy and fluffy texture and dough it’s sticky texture. Having gluten intolerance myself, I am hyper-aware of how many different products contain gluten.
Gluten is found in almost everything!
It’s so ubiquitous that our government does not require that it be labeled on packages and it is often hidden under names such as hydrolyzed vegetable protein, modified food starch or vegetable protein.
To help you navigate the world of hidden gluten I have come up with ‘The Troublesome Twenty”, these are ingredients you should avoid in order to ensure you are not eating gluten or wheat by another name.
The Troublesome Twenty
- Artificial color
- Baking powder
- Caramel color/flavoring
- Citric acid (can be fermented from wheat, corn, molasses or beets)
- Fat replacers
- Food starch
- Glucose syrup
- Modified food starch
- Natural juices
- Wheat starch
I encourage you to print out this list and carry it with you in your wallet.
Interested in learning more about gluten?
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The Myers Way Guide to Gluten eCourse includes:
- 4 hours of information and worksheets
- Gluten-containing foods list
- Signs you have a gluten sensitivity
- How to test for gluten sensitivity
- Gluten sensitivity risk factors
- Symptom tracker
- Gluten-free grocery list
- Gluten-free travel tips
… and much much more!
You will learn about:
- Gluten and its effect on the gut
- Gluten sensitivity testing and treatment
- Avoiding gluten in obvious and hidden sources
- Enjoying abundant foods that are naturally free of gluten