Learn About Gluten in the Food Processing Industry
I wanted to share this article and its website, www.aboutgrain.com, because it has multiple articles about gluten in the food processing industry.
It’s difficult to know if you are allergic to gluten. There are medical tests for this however the cost may be outside your budget. One way to unofficially test is just to go for 60 or 90 days without any gluten in your diet.
I know its a challenge but it can be done. Treat it as if it was your latest “diet plan”. It costs no extra money through wise shopping. It does cost you extra time in reading and researching the meaning of the information contained in the food labels and packaging.
If your abdomen size decreases, you feel better, don’t experience any of the possible symptoms that gluten can cause, then pay attention to it. Your body is trying to send you a message! The odds are that you have a gluten intolerance or you’re allergic. Discuss your findings with your physician and see if he notices a difference upon physical examination. Who knows maybe you can stop taking your over the counter or prescription medication for your gastrointestinal issues. Your physician will know whether that’s one less medical bill for you Would not that be a blessing? No Name Atty
Addendum: Thrive does have a large certified gluten free line of foods. Check and see if through buying the packages or individuals cans, you can not only add variety to you gluten free diet but save money.
Those that have been diagnosed with celiac disease or other forms of gluten intolerance sometimes may have a hard time finding foods that are free of gluten. It’s not that there aren’t any options, but the problem is that even foods where gluten should naturally be absent still use it somewhere in the food processing environment.
To understand what is gluten and why it makes it into so many different foods, we have to take a look at what it is, what makes it so desirable in the food industry and what are the different stages of gluten usage – from main ingredient to a substance that is nothing more than a contaminant.