Recently the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) released new standards for labeling packaged foods as “Gluten Free”. In the new rules, manufacturers can label products as “Gluten Free” when they contain fewer than 20 parts per million of gluten. This is good news for celiacs and those following a gluten free diet, however, other substances can act like gluten or cause gluten-type reactions. One of which is MSG (Monosodium Glutamate). Foods containing MSG do not have to be labeled as such and can be problematic for those sensitive to gluten. So for now, continue reading those labels! Packaged foods containing MSG or market as containing “spices” can be problematic to those sensitive, so beware!
For more information see the following article from USA Today.
For many patients going gluten free is not enough for them to have improved health.
The problem may not be gluten at all, but much broader.
Plants have evolved producing natural defenses to predators, such as insects, animals and yes..humans.
This natural defense are lectins and they are found in grains, legumes and nightshades (potatoes and tomatoes).
I hope you find this link informative.
Here’s to YOUR good health!
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