Eliminating wheat, in particular, can be challenging for most Americans because breads, cereals, crackers and the like have become dietary staples. Beyond the obvious sources, gluten is also present in many sauces, flavorings and prepared foods, including soy sauce, beer and frozen French fries.
Options for the Gluten Intolerant
You do have options. For example, you can buy flour and baked goods made of brown rice, almonds, potatoes, quinoa and other gluten-free grains. And thanks to increasing awareness, many products are now carrying gluten-free labels.
Furthermore, this way of eating is healthier overall. The things you’ll be eliminating—breads, pastries, pastas, etc.—should be off limits to everyone dealing with weight or blood sugar issues, whether they’re gluten-intolerant or not.