Gluten free diets and the meaning of gluten are frequently asked questions. Gluten contains two different proteins: gliadin and glutenin.
Here is a comprehensive study on gluten free diets, list of foods containing gluten. There have been divided into subheadings to make reading easier.
What is gluten?
Gluten free diets
List of foods with gluten
WHAT IS GLUTEN?
Glutens are proteins found naturally in several types of cereal grain. Not all grains contains gluten.
GLUTEN FREE DIETS
Gluten free diet is the diet that is free from the protein gluten. This protein can be found in grains such as barley, wheat, rye.
Gluten free diets are used in the treatment of celiac disease because gluten makes the small intestine inflamed. So avoiding gluten-free diet prevents the complications that come with an inflamed small intestine.
There are lots of healthy foods that are natural gluten free diets such as:
- Nuts and seeds that are unprocessed
- Fresh meats
- Fish and poultry
- Fruits and vegetables
- Most dairy products
Care should be taken so that there are not combined with grains containing gluten There are also some grains which are parts of the gluten-free diet such as:
- Corn and cornmeal
- Gluten-free flours (rice, soy, corn, potato, bean)
- Hominy (corn)
You should also avoid these foods unless there are labelled gluten-free or made with soy, rice and other gluten-free grains:
- Communion wafers
- Cookies and crackers
- French fries
- Imitation meat or seafood
- Salad dressings
- Seasoned rice mixes
- Seasoned snack foods, such as potato and tortilla chip
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A gluten allergy is the body is unable to digest the gluten protein found in certain grains.
Gluten allergy symptoms can include:
- Skin rash
- Stuffy or running nose
- Nausea and vomiting
- Anaphylactic shock
Foods like pasta or other foods containing wheat can trigger these allergies. These symptoms can be managed by:
- Staying clear of foods that you are allergic to and stick to gluten-free diet.
- Taking antihistamine drugs and corticosteroid to manage the symptoms
LIST OF FOODS WITH GLUTEN
Listed below are foods containing gluten. You should note that there are still others which might not be listed here. This includes:
- wheat starch
- wheat bran
- cracked wheat
- graham flour
- oats (oats do not contain gluten, but are often time processed with plants that contain gluten and can become contaminated)
- triticale and Mir (a cross between wheat and rye)