(PIX11) -- There is still come confusion about what gluten-free products contain. We tackle the truths about exactly what they are with registered dietician Keri Gans. She helps us separate fact from fiction.
The FDA define's gluten-free as any food that doesn't contain any of the following:
- an ingredient that is any type of wheat, rye, barley, or crossbreeds of these grains
- an ingredient derived from these grains and that has not been processed to remove gluten
- an ingredient derived from these grains and that has been processed to remove gluten, if it results in the food containing 20 or more parts per million (ppm) gluten
Here's a list of gluten-free products
1. KIND snack bars -- so many people see gluten free and assume a good choice, need to read label
2. Fruit - NO label needed, naturally gluten free AND sweet !!
3. Veggies - naturally gluten free and no matter what type of diet you follow YOU need to eat more of these
4. Eggs - just one of MANY protein sources -- protein is gluten free - but if dining out or grabbing take out ASK first - gluten could be added in a marinate.
5. Brown rice cakes - all types of rice are gluten free -- top with almond butter for a delicious snack.