Gluten–Hidden Gluten Ingredients-The Troublesome 20

Posted by:  Kevin G. Parker, D.C.

Written by:   Amy Myers, MD-Primal Docs

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)
Coloring
Dextrins
Diglycerides
Emulsifiers
Enzymes
Fat replacers
Flavorings
Food starch
Glucose syrup
Glycerides
Maltodextrin
Modified food starch
Natural juices
Stabilizers
Starch
Wheat starch
I encourage you to print out this list and carry it with you in your wallet.

Other related articles:

Gluten-5 Things You Didn’t Know about Gluten 2013

Gluten Sensitivity without Celiac Disease British Medical Jr 2012

Gluten-How long does Gluten stay in the body

Gluten Free Diet helped Nerve Pain-Neurology 2010

Gluten-Wheat Germ Agglutinin-Brain illness-Psychiatric problems-Nerve problems-Health problems

Gluten and Multiple Sclerosis

Gluten- Anxiety-Panic Attacks Resolve on a Gluten Free Diet

Gluten problems…why now?

Gluten Sensitivity-The Wall Street Journal-March 15 2011

Gluten’s laws-Better Homes and Gardens July 2010

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