The gluten-free trend forges on and many people are choosing this as an alternative diet, and not just those who suffer from Celiac disease. For the majority of people, avoiding gluten is more of a dietary preference than a necessity, but for those who suffer with Celiac disease and severe gluten intolerances, the results of consuming gluten unintentionally can be serious and have detrimental effects on their health. For this reason it’s important to know what foods to be wary of because you never know what foods may contain hidden gluten.
Here are ten food items to watch out for…
1. Chewing Gum
Chewing gum may seem harmless and you’re likely to pop a piece in your mouth without even thinking about it, but this could be a big mistake. Some manufacturers use powders that contain gluten to prevent the gum from sticking to the wrapper.
It’s best to read the ingredients before even buying a pack of gum and watch out for mention of wheat, barley or other grains. Once you’ve done the research and found a gluten-free gum, we recommend sticking with just that brand so you’ll always know you’re not at risk.