This may seem like a long list, but there are gluten-free versions of these foods available in most grocery stores. You just have to look for them!
You may not expect it, but the following foods can also contain gluten:
- broth in soups and bouillon cubes
- breadcrumbs and croutons
- fried foods
- imitation fish, lunch meats, and hot dogs
- most chips and candy
- salad dressings
- self-basting turkey
- soy sauce
- rice and pasta mixes
Always be sure to check nutrition labels for gluten-containing ingredients and additives.
The Fuss About Oats:
In the past, experts recommended that people on a gluten-free diet also avoid oats and food made with oats. This is because many companies that make oats process them in the same place as wheat products so cross contamination is an issue.
If you do choose to include them, only eat oats that are marked "gluten-free." Also, limit the amount you eat to ½ cup of dry oats or less per day.