9 Gluten-Free Grains

From Experience Life

Gluten troubles were once thought to be a problem primarily for those with celiac disease. But recent research indicates that gluten-related disorders extend to a far broader population, and affect far more than the digestive system.

As scientists chip away at the mountain of health problems caused by the modern American diet, a troubling finding is emerging. Gluten, present in our most popular grains, is being linked not only to celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder affecting one out of 100 Americans, but also to non-celiac gluten intolerance, which afflicts many millions more.

Read more about the effect of gluten by clicking here. Click to page two for 9 gluten-free grains.

Where Gluten Hides

Aside from its presence in breads and pastas, gluten weasels its way into a surprising variety of ingredients and products, including:

Wheat
Rye
Barley
Spelt
Kamut
Durum
Triticale
Einkorn
Semolina
Couscous
Wheat germ
Seitan
Bulgur
Farina
Faro
Emmer
Matzo
Graham
Stock cubes
(broth)
Play-Doh
Lipstick
Soy sauce
Communion wafers
Imitation meats
Marinades
Sauces
Processed meats
Textured vegetable protein
MSG

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9 Gluten-Free Grains

Being gluten intolerant doesn’t mean you have to eat a totally grain-free diet. Here are a few options you can still enjoy (in moderation) when grain-cravings strike:

Rice
Corn
Quinoa
Buckwheat
Millet
Amaranth
Teff
Sorghum
Wild rice

A note about oats: Experts hotly debate whether oats are tainted by gluten. Oat advocates point to studies showing oats don’t appear to damage the small intestines of people with celiac. Yet, detractors say oats are bound to be contaminated by gluten because they are often processed in facilities that handle gluten-containing grains. So it’s best to steer clear. If you’re concerned about contamination, choose Bob’s Red Mill oats (available at most major grocery stores). They are considered by many to be the “cleanest” oats around. If you’re still unsure, putting oats on your list of foods to eliminate and reintroduce can help you determine if they are problematic.

Gluten-Free Recipes:
Remarkable Black Bean Brownies
Brown Rice Muffins
Quick Apple Crisp
Brown Rice Flour Cookies

87 comments

Veronica Danie
Veronica Danie5 months ago

Thank You!

Jo S.
Jo S.11 months ago

Great to know, thank you.

Manojkumar Bhoyar

Good to know

Alexandra G.
Alexandra G.2 years ago

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Magdalena J.
Alice L.2 years ago

Thank you for sharing!

Marianne R.
Marianne R.2 years ago

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Camilla Vaga
Camilla Vaga2 years ago

noted

Bea P.
Bea P.2 years ago

Thanks, quite useful.

Wisteria K.
Past Member 2 years ago

Gluten I lipstick ?