There are a lot of reasons people have started eating gluten-free. From the increase in incidence of gluten intolerance to the increasing popularity of cutting them out for health reasons, many people are interested in understanding more about going gluten-free. There are many items that people think are gluten-free that may not be, but there are also many that are surprisingly gluten-free. I have made a list below of both types. Hope this helps!
What is Gluten? It is the substance that is in cereal grains and wheat products. Gluten is the binding agent that makes dough elastic.
Gluten intolerances can have varying levels of severity. If you are cutting out gluten to test your level of intolerance, be sure to check this list and others while you learn more about gluten. Food removal is a great way to determine whether you have an intolerance or not. Many people with recurrent digestive issues can benefit greatly from a removal or limitation of gluten intake (or dairy intake depending on your personal intolerance). Talk to your doctor to see if you may benefit from
Foods that are not gluten-free (that you thought were!)
Some Lunch Meat
Many Pre-made Seasonings
Some Processed Cheeses
Gluten-Free Foods (you many not have known about)
Hard Ciders (most)
Hope this helps a few people!