Celiac disease affects 3 million people in the U.S., and another 18 million have some form of gluten sensitivity, likely as a result of the high gluten content in most processed foods and the fact that most of our wheat is genetically modified. The results for people with a gluten intolerance range from headaches, fluid retention (swollen knees and ankles), nausea, constipation, weight gain, joint pain, mood swings, chronic fatigue syndrome, and fibromyalgia, just to name a few. For many people, avoiding gluten is essential to their quality of life.
Surprisingly, gluten is found in so many more places than bread, pasta, and baked goods. But do you know where?