5 Sneaky Sources of Gluten #LLTV


What Is Gluten?

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.

What Is Gluten?

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…

5 Sneaky Sources of Gluten:

#1. Chewing Gum

5 sneaky sources of gluten

The ingredient in many brands of chewing gum to keep the gum from sticking, is flour. GLUTEN!

#2. Some Flavored Teas & Herbal Teas

5 sneaky sources of gluten

Some herbal and flavored teas are made with wheat, barley, or malt. GLUTEN!

#3. Sauces

5 sneaky sources of gluten

Some sauces like gravies thickened with wheat flour, ketchup, salad dressings, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce contain wheat. GLUTEN!

#4. Nutrition Supplements

5 sneaky sources of gluten

Even some nutrition supplements contain wheat. Many brands will actually list if they’re gluten-free. GLUTEN!

#5. Miscellaneous Items

5 sneaky sources of gluten

Items like glue on envelopes and stamps, lip gloss, lip stick, and play-doh may contain wheat. GLUTEN!

Now let me be real…

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.

5 sneaky sources of gluten

How Can I Eliminate Wheat From My Diet? What Will I Eat?

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.

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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.




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– Do you actively try to avoid gluten?
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28 responses to “5 Sneaky Sources of Gluten #LLTV

  1. Who dont love a bit of wallpaper glue – damn thats good lol lol!!
    Great video Brad, keep on educating hun xx

  2. I’ve tried avoiding gluten vor 3 weeks. For me it did not change anything
    at all. So right now I am eating my self-made pasta and I will still feel
    great (and be lean) afterwards.

  3. Yes, I have been actively avoiding gluten for over a year now. I did read
    about other names that gluten hide under, but I do not if I am taking in
    hidden gluten. I feel so much better, but I a still trying to lose my belly
    ad it is very frustrating!

  4. I’d love to know your opinion on sprouted grain/ezekiel bread and also
    brown rice pasta? Giving up breads and pasta has been tough for me, so I’ve
    been using those as substitutes; am I still sabotaging my fat loss?
    Apologies if you’ve already answered this question a thousand times!

  5. I dont avoid gluten intentionally but some foods I eat happen to be gluten
    free like the kind bars for example. I dont know if gluten is bad for you
    unless you have an allergy to it then of course you shouldnt eat it.

  6. If you look at research, you will See that only 1% of the population has a
    glutensensitivity. The other 29% are marketing of big companies selling low
    gluten products. Current science opinion is: the increasing sensitivity on
    what seems to be gluten is most likely caused by genetic modified food. –>
    eat organic wheat and you wont have issues (if you are not among the 1%)

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