Gluten free. In almost every supermarket, there are gluten-free products stocked on the food shelves. You can get gluten-free varieties of cookies, pasta, crackers, and bread. The list of these products is endless.
Many people are gluten-free by necessity. About 1% of Americans (or 3+ million Americans) live with celiac disease. Approximately 6% of Americans are gluten intolerant.
There are also the people who are gluten-free by choice. 20% of Americans say they actively try to include gluten-free foods.
What if gluten is not the only problem? What if something else is contributing to the problem?
Fortunately, there is science that suggests other foods may be as problematic as gluten. There are 19 foods that mimic the gluten in the body.
Gluten Cross Reactive Foods
- Cow’s Milk
What to Do When Gluten-Free Is Not Enough
If you are allergic or sensitive to gluten, the foods listed above may pose the same problems as gluten. The Paleo diet is a great way to avoid many of these foods, but it may not be enough for some people. The Paleo AIP diet is a Paleo diet with more restrictions.
Primal Health & Nutrition offers protein powder products that are Paleo AIP compliant. Their products are made with organic ingredients and free of soy, dairy, gluten and GMOs. It may not be ideal or practical to drink protein drinks all day. However, it can replace or supplement a meal when necessary.