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Foods with Gluten

When you have celiac disease, it’s very important that you pay close attention to processed foods. Wheat flour is a common ingredient in many items, including those you might not expect.

Examples of foods that may contain gluten include:

  • Canned soups
  • Salad dressings
  • Ice cream
  • Candy bars
  • Instant coffee
  • Luncheon meats and processed or canned meats
  • Mustard and ketchup
  • Yogurt
  • Pasta
  • Pastries

What Else Has Gluten in It?

It’s in many other foods, medicines, and products that you might use regularly.

Things like over-the-counter and prescription medications, and vitamins and supplements might contain gluten. Wheat starch is commonly used as a binding agent in the tablets and capsules. Gluten is also in some herbal and nutritional supplements, toothpastes and mouthwashes, and cosmetic products such as lipstick.

You might want to talk to a dietitian about what gluten-free foods are right for you and how to meet all your nutritional needs. She can also teach you how to properly read food and product labels…

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