Do You Know...?

As I research and learn new and/ or interesting information about the world of gluten and/or living gluten-free, I will post about it. The posts below can help you maneuver the gluten-free world. There is also "Fun Facts About Gluten and Living Gluten-Free "below. 

Posts:
Facts About Wheat
Gluten-Free Labeling Laws (2014) 
Gluten -Free Labeling Laws and Restaurants (2014)
Interactive Celiac and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Symptoms Checklist 
Japanese Food Ingredients: Are They Gluten-Free?
Meat Glue
Oats Can Equal Gluten
Re-Testing for Celiac Disease
Understanding PPM (parts per million) 
Yeast Unraveled

Fun Facts About Gluten and Living Gluten-Free

1. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and sometimes oats.

2.  Gluten can be found in many places such as:
             Art Supplies
             Alcoholic Beverages
             Body Care Products: shampoo and toothpaste, etc.
             Candy
             Dental Products
             Fast Foods
             Foods
             Household Cleaners
             Medications
             Nail Products
             Pet Products
             Spices
             Supplements

3.  An invisible crumb of gluten can cause cross contamination issues. 

 4. You are in good company:




5. There is a DNA test to see if you or a family member may be prone to Celiacs Disease.  

6.  McDonald's French Fries are coated with a beef extract that contains gluten and dairy.

7. There are over 200 chemical names for gluten, that may be found in personal care products.

8. When you read the word "Malt" on an ingredient list, it contains barley, therefore it has gluten in it.