What Is Gluten, What Is It Not?

What Is Gluten, What Is It Not?

Gluten; It is a vegetable protein found in wheat, barley and rye.

The main diseases that require the elimination of gluten from the diet; celiac disease , non-celiac gluten sensitivity , and wheat allergy . Apart from these cases, there are studies that unconsciously, for example, gluten-free diet for weight loss may increase the risks of developing type 2 diabetes, colon cancer, obesity and cardiovascular diseases, especially due to insufficient fiber intake.

Foods Containing Gluten

- Wheat Flour, Wheat Starch, Whole Wheat Flour
- Rye, Barley
- Bread, Pita, Lavash etc.
- Cake, Cake and Pie
- Breakfast Cereal
- Cookies, Biscuits and Crackers
- Packaged French Fries and Chips
- Bulgur, Bran, Semolina
- Pasta, Noodles,
- Broth, Processed Meat
- Meat or Seafood Imitations
- Spice Mixes
- Instant Soups ,tarhana
- Salad Dressings
- Dried Fruits with Sauce
- Couscous
- Semolina

Foods such as gluten-related allergies or sensitivities are excluded from your diet if your doctor directs you to a gluten-free diet during the diagnosis and treatment process.

* The article belongs to Expert Dietitian Sabiha Ataç Asan .

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