I knew that this month would be tricky. Gluten is one of those sneaky ingredients that find its way into everything. Knowing this, I started researching where this little trickster may be hiding. I found out that mass-processed meats are often made with gluten, to fill out the salami or make the turkey seem plumper. Gross.
Here are a few other things that contain gluten:
--modified food starch
--textured vegetable protein (think veggie burgers, or any fake meat)
--soy sauce (most of it contains wheat; you have to use wheat-free tamari instead)
--prescription and over-the-counter drugs, even some vitamins
With this new knowledge, I realized that my yummy little calcium and vitamin D chews are off limits. They contain glycerin, corn starch and soy lecithin. It makes me wonder why I started taking them in the first place. If only it were more sunny in Seattle...then I could get my vitamin D the old fashioned way.