Gluten is the ingredient most likely to cause bloating, diarrhea alternating with constipation, and cramps. People who are sensitive to gluten without having a diagnosable disease also may gain weight and feel sluggish and tired. So before doing anything aggressive, eliminating gluten from your diet is an easy first step.
• Wheat is commonly found in breads, baked goods, soups, pasta, cereals, sauces, salad dressings, and roux.
• Barley is commonly found in malt, food coloring, soups, malt vinegar, and beer.
• Rye is commonly found in rye bread (such as pumpernickel), beer, and cereals.
Triticale is a newer grain and less common. It is similar to wheat. It can occasionally be found in breads, pasta, and cereals.
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