Gluten-free? Don't Fret Over These Food Label Ingredients

Even trace amounts of gluten can trigger major gastrointestinal problems. But tummy trouble isn’t the only side effect gluten can have. If you’re sensitive or have an allergy to gluten, it can also cause depression and anxiety, difficulty thinking, autoimmune disorders, poor oral health, rapid changes in weight, headaches, skin problems, hormone imbalances, muscle aches and pains, and fatigue. And for people with Celiac disease, exposure to gluten can even more serious implications.

No wonder you want to avoid gluten.

Following a Gluten-Free diet is your best option when you know you have a sensitivity, allergy, or Celiac disease. But after being diagnosed, that typically means making major changes to your diet.

After all, when you start looking at food labels and learning more about which products contain gluten, you might be a little worried. It’s a no-brainer that gluten is found in foods made from barley, wheat, and rye. But it’s also present in a long list of processed foods.

Fortunately, there’s at least 10 ingredients you don’t need to worry about

  1. Caramel color
  2. Citric acid
  3. Dextrose
  4. Glucose syrup
  5. Dextrin
  6. Hydrolyzed plant and vegetable protein
  7. Maltodextrin
  8. Monoglycerides and diglycerides
  9. Spices
  10. Distilled vinegar

Gluten may be an ingredient used to create some of these additives found in food. But in many cases, once the finished product is complete, gluten is removed during the process. And that’s good news for those with a gluten sensitivity, allergy, or Celiac disease. It means the number of foods you can enjoy just got a little bigger.

If you don’t want to take any chances, stick with Gluten-Free meals found on the menu that our customers have enjoyed for years.