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Five Foods You Should Never Eat If You are Avoiding Gluten

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Five Foods You Should Never Eat If You are Avoiding Gluten

If you are suffering from gluten intolerance or celiac disease it is imperative that you eliminate gluten completely from your diet.  Every time you consume gluten, even a tiny bit, you are damaging your system.  You may or may not be manifesting symptoms, but your body is suffering. By avoiding the Five Foods You Should Never Eat  If You are Avoiding Gluten you will be on the way to healing your gut and improving your health remarkably.

Gliadin is the protein in gluten that begins the cycle of damage to the gut lining, this is called leaky gut syndrome, or dysbiosis it needs to be healed. 

Dysbiosis leads to systemic inflammation and is the root of auto-immune disease.

I am gluten intolerant and I eat a gluten-free diet and never feel deprived.  It’s important to be crystal clear about the foods that do contain gluten. 

I help people solve the myriad of challenges which come with a diagnosis of celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, which means gluten is a thing of the past.  Completely eliminating gluten takes diligence, education, and support.


I have been holding hands with many people who are in the dark and need guidance and support as they make the transition to gluten-free living. I live it and understand how wonderful it feels to live gluten-free and if I slip up I am reminded of how much better I feel when I make gluten free choices.

Completely avoiding gluten leads to living a healthy and happy life.

What Not to Eat

The list of foods containing gluten is much more than 5 and much too long for this article.  

I have included some important foods which are commonly misunderstood to be gluten-free, but there are too many to include in this article.  Please be aware that “wheat -free” is NOT necessarily gluten-free.  Some bakeries and food establishments advertise that they do not use wheat in any of their products. Many people believe this to this that this means that there is a gluten-free service offered.

Buyer beware, and be educated!

Unless an establishment is 100 percent dedicated to being gluten-free, you must be hyper vigilant!  Read all food labels, be very cautious.  Often the well-meaning staff is improperly educated and may not fully understand what gluten-free really is, it is not simply wheat -free.

When shopping or eating out ask for gluten-free options, most grocery stores and restaurants have many delicious alternatives to offer. When shopping, read all labels, and know that the only truly safe zone is the produce section of the store.

You need to avoid any and all foods that contain gluten. Wheat, rye, spelt, kamut, or barley are the main, but not the only grains which contain gluten.  

This short, but critical list of products must be eliminated from a gluten-free lifestyle.

These are some of the many common foods which do contain gluten,

beer, ale, lager, baked goods, tortilla shells, couscous, pasta, male, malt vinegar, malt flavour, hydrolyzed wheat protein, semolina, and there are more.

The good news is that there are plenty of delicious options available.

How to reach your health goals

Many of you are struggling and guessing your way through the process of adopting a gluten-free lifestyle.

You can go from confusion and overwhelm into clarity and ease.  Your digestion will be happy and your gut will have an opportunity to heal, and just a few of the benefits include reduced inflammation, improved autoimmune disease symptoms, clearer thinking, fewer headaches, and happy digestion.

Click here to learn more about healing your gut and supporting a healthy microbiome here. 

Begin by paying attention to Five Foods You Should Never Eat If You are Avoiding Gluten, and you will feel your life transform!

If you would like support and guidance with gluten-free living, contact me for a free 30-minute consultation, I will be happy to lend you a hand!

 Nancy Crites: Nourish | Heal | Create


Nancy Crites

Nancy Crites

As a holistic nutritionist, specializing in women's health, I help women suffering with pain who want to look and feel amazing from the inside out using my tested-and-true method. I'm not interested in quick fixes, the kind that only addresses the symptoms. Using an effective holistic approach I take you right to the root of your pain and create a lasting transformation. Over the past 20 years I have helped thousands of women transform their lives. Having suffered with Fibromayalgia Chronic Pain, I now live a life I love! I offer free 30 minute consultations to help individuals create the healthy body and life they have dreamed of! Contact me to talk about getting you the health and happiness you desire.

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