Gluten. Are you avoiding it? Do you even know what it is? And are you aware that gluten is sneaking into many products you’re probably not aware of? On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing 5 sneaky sources of gluten that will surprise you.
Now before moving on to the 5 sneaky sources of gluten, I recently watched the movie, “This Is The End” and the actors Seth (who’s gone gluten-free) and Jay (the skeptic) had a hilarious dialogue about gluten.
It went something like this:
Jay: You have no idea what gluten is.
Seth: Gluten is a vague term. It’s something that’s used to categorize things that are bad. You know, calories, that’s a gluten. Fat, that’s a gluten. Gluten means bad sh** man, and I’m not eating it.
All in all it made Seth look like an idiot, not because he doesn’t want to eat gluten, but because he doesn’t even no why.
Here on Live Lean TV, I don’t just want you to follow everything I say, just because I say it, I want to educate so you can then pay it forward and educate others.
So before I move on to the 5 sneaky sources of gluten, let me just quickly clarify what gluten is.
Gluten is a PROTEIN found in most common grains like wheat, rye, and barely. It creates the elasticity in dough (and funny enough it’s also the primary glue in wallpaper paste). MMMMMM… wallpaper paste.
Research shows potentially up to 1/3 of humans are probably gluten-intolerant or gluten-sensitive. This means when gluten is consumed, it mimics a virus or bacteria triggering an autoimmune reaction where your immune system accidentally attacks your healthy cells. Overtime, this causes digestive issues, joint pain, and many other serious issues.
Even for people that aren’t technically “gluten intolerant” you may still be experiencing some milder negative effects from gluten such as fatigue and lack of energy.
So with that said, the next time someone asks you “what’s a gluten?”, you can say it’s a protein found in grains that can cause autoimmune issues.
Cool? Alright, lets move on…
The ingredient in many brands of chewing gum to keep the gum from sticking, is flour. GLUTEN!
Some herbal and flavored teas are made with wheat, barley, or malt. GLUTEN!
Some sauces like gravies thickened with wheat flour, ketchup, salad dressings, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce contain wheat. GLUTEN!
Even some nutrition supplements contain wheat. Many brands will actually list if they’re gluten-free. GLUTEN!
Items like glue on envelopes and stamps, lip gloss, lip stick, and play-doh may contain wheat. GLUTEN!
These 5 sneaky sources of gluten I just listed are intended to educate people with serious gluten-intolarances like celiac disease. If that’s not you, don’t worry too much about these if you’re just looking to reduce gluten intake. Your best bet is to avoid foods containing wheat, like cereal, bread, etc.
Now it may seem like a huge deal to eliminate wheat from your diet, but when you’re armed with the right recipes, that take everyday meals and live lean-ify them using gluten-free whole food ingredients, it make it a lot easier.
Check out my Eat Clean Live Lean Cookbook System for over 200 gluten-free recipes that are quick, healthy, easy, affordable, and DELICIOUS.
You can also get access to an 8 week meal plan, with recipes, and grocery lists to supercharge your results faster.
It’s amazing the tasty snacks and meals you can come up with, using ALL READ HEALTHY INGREDIENTS!
I pity those “dieters” ruining their sustainable chances of Living Lean by eating boring foods.
– Do you actively try to avoid gluten?
– How has cutting gluten from your diet made you feel?
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.