The vast majority of people who have problems with wheat do so because of the gluten. Yes, there are other reasons why people have problems with wheat. However, if you only eliminate wheat you may not experience the benefits. Eliminate gluten, which is found in some additional foods and grains, and you’ll be sure to get rid of any aggravating proteins.
Sources of Gluten
Gluten isn’t just in wheat. It’s in a number of grains including:
- Kamut® khorasan wheat
At the grocery you’ll find gluten in beer, vinegars, food coloring, condiments, and even some dairy products like cheesecake filling. Get used to reading labels. Look for signs on products that say “gluten free.”
Whole Foods Make Gluten Free Easy
If you eat a lot of packaged and processed foods then eliminating wheat and gluten is going to be a tremendously rewarding lifestyle change. You can make the transition a whole lot easier on yourself by simply heading to the produce section of your market. Because here’s the thing, other than grains, gluten doesn’t naturally occur in other plants or animals. You can eat any meat, fruit, or vegetable without worrying about gluten.
Of course the transition from a life of processed foods to whole foods does have its challenges. In the next post we’ll talk about some substitutes for grains and gluten and then we’ll take a look at some tips to help you make the transition to a gluten free lifestyle an easier one.