Unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation on the internet when it comes to gluten free living and it’s a huge pet peeve of mine. Labels can be confusing and if you don’t know what you are looking for you might make some mistakes that can effect your health (if you have Celiac or a gluten intolerance). Lets make one thing clear, unless a product or food is specifically labeled gluten free then you can bet your precious little intestinal villi it probably isn’t, or you run the risk of contamination!
I recently came across a lot of posts about gluten free hacks but the only hack is the content of these posts. One particular post that really got my gluten free panties in a bunch was posted by Twentysomethingliving.com which actually recommended Food for Life’s Sprouted Grain Ezekiel Bread as a gluten free alternative to your regular white bread.
Don’t get me wrong, Food for Life makes a lot of great products and their sprouted grain Ezekiel bread is a hearty, healthy and low glycemic alternative to white bread however IT IS NOT GLUTEN FREE!!!!
My advice to you… beware of products that advertise themselves as Wheat Free or Flourless but that are not Certified Gluten Free.
In case you need a little reminder, gluten can be found in: couscous, bulgur, einkorn, emmer, farro, semolina, durum, kamut, rye, barley, triticale spelt or malt (derived from barley). For a quick list of everyday places gluten may be hiding, click here. If you want to learn more about gluten free certifications check out my post here.
Stay Gluten Free AF!