Label Reading

By BE Gluten Free | Uncategorized

May 27

One of the things going gluten free has taught me is to ALWAYS check labels.  This can be extremely difficult if you don't educate yourself on what ingredients are on the foods to avoid list.  Here are several links and articles that may help you discover what to look for when shopping.  I try to eat as natural and organic as possible, so these sources talk about more than just gluten.  Here a few rules to follow to help you eat safely.

Rule #1: Never eat anything without reading the label first.

Rule #2: Consistently check labels, even of your favorite products, as product formulations can change.

Rule #3: If you are unsure of an ingredient, or the company's policy on labeling, call the phone number on the back of the product or email the company.

Hidden names of MSG

Gluten containing ingredients

Unsafe foods

100 Days of Real Food: Label Reading 101—What the Fine Print Really Means

Which produce are high in pesticide residue and which are safe

Non-GMO Shopping Guide

I hope these links help you to shop smarter and safer.

About the Author

Classically trained in Biology and Genetics at the University of Minnesota St. Paul Biological Sciences campus. Gluten free for more than 5 years.