I am very strict about eating gluten-free at home and work, but I still feel like I am getting gluten in my system. What can I do?
If you use a shared kitchen or eating space at home, work, or school, you could inadvertently be ingesting gluten. Remember, even a crumb of gluten-containing bread can be enough to cause problems for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.
Consider washing table tops with soap and water or putting a barrier (e.g., paper towel) between a food container and the table top to avoid picking up hard-to-see crumbs. Check out 7 Tips for Avoiding Cross-Contact at Home.
Also, don’t forget that exchanging kisses with someone who eats gluten may require advanced teeth brushing on their part to get rid of gluten particles. See our article 7 Things to Know About Kissing Gluten-Free.
Finally, washing hands with soap and water before preparing and eating any food can help prevent cross-contact to stay gluten-free and healthy.