Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

"tasting" Gluten
0

5 posts in this topic

I noticed something really interesting lately-- if I eat something that contains gluten now, I can often tell while chewing it. It does not have a particular metallic or bitter taste to me, but (this is weird) it almost feels "dead" in my mouth. Does anyone else have this, or have other gluten "tasting" experiences? It's such a weird thing to say, but if I eat a gluten free cookie, it's as if the flavors come alive in my mouth while chewing, but if I eat a cookie with gluten, I can definitely tell because the flavors don't come alive, and it's like they just sit there in my mouth, dead.

That sounds so bizarre when I actually say it.

I had this experience again today with a free kielbasa sample at my local deli. I had no idea it would have gluten, but after putting it into my mouth I swallowed a tiny bit but then spit it out because I'm beginning to completely trust the "dead" sensation. A few minutes later, my stomach started to gurgle. Looking it up at home, I learned that many kielbasas do indeed contain gluten.

So weird.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

I haven't noticed this, but I have to be super careful because I get so sick, so I don't think I HAVE had any major gluten cc, you know?

However, one thing I remember reading about a few months back was a study where they swabbed a little gluten inside the check and checked for anti-bodies at certain intervals. Within a few minutes, celiacs were already producing antibodies in response to the gluten. I could totally believe the body would have a reaction to gluten in a way you could detect.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I occurred to me after I posted that maybe it has something to do with saliva enzymes breaking down the food, so I looked it up.

Apparently researchers at Boston University and Harvard might be one step ahead of me? They've found some enzymes in saliva that seem to break down gluten as you chew.

Could what I'm experiencing be the lack of an enzyme to break down a major component in the food, i.e. gluten? Maybe that would create the sensation that the food is just "sitting there" in my mouth-- it's not being broken down by my saliva.

It's crazy to think about, but it's definitely the coolest explanation I've encountered :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have noticed the funny taste too. I can also smell it too though. There is a distinct smell I smell when my son has just eaten something with gluten in it. I also tasted it this weekend when I was eating something that was supposedly gluten-free that I don't think was. I think it had gluten cau I'm sicker than a dog right now and an emotional wreck (all my symptoms from beforenI went gluten-free). I suppose I sound looney that I can smell and taste it. Lol

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,697
    • Total Posts
      921,783
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • The anxiety thing is there I take teas, and supplements along with CBD oil to help with it, and long walks and exercise when I get antsy. As for the human interaction it is a mix of other mental issues, and the way I feel about people who can eat gluten. If they are not eating I have no issue talking with people. I mentioned I have issues accepting them as the same species when I see them eating. My reaction to gluten is so ingrained in me that it is not a food but a poison, that watching others eat it causes a subconscious reaction where I find myself avoiding them and looking down on them like something from another planet. I end up disgusted with them and walking away, I will go out of my way to avoid people and places where foods like this are present. This is my TRAUMA part of the gluten exposure, and one of the big things I am trying to address in my life right now. I know it is irrational to do so but I end up doing it, I have never cared about others race, religion, or looks, but if I see them eating a gluten/poison, it somehow changes how I perceive them and interact with them and I hate this part about me. It is taking a lot of mental effort to try to smile and treat them as a human, and not something to be looked down upon in disgust. I just recall that mental state that gluten puts me in with my mind and body turning against me and not doing what I will it and the fear comes back. This diet is pretty much like mine, I take Doctors best Magnesium powder in a tea that is actually brewed with st johns wort (never thought much of it) , I use Liquid Health Stress & Energy along with the Neurologic Support they have, twice-three times a day for B vitamins(along with a bunch of other supplements) . I can not digest meats or carbs well, meats it is a issue with breaking them down same with egg yolks, I literally just burp up the undigested meats hours later. I have found the only way to eat them is to boil/slow cook them til they melt then blend them into a broth and have it with digestive enzymes so only do it with turkey bacon, longhorn, and salmon in small amounts in soups or for flavoring stock for stir frys.  As for Carbs like rice and potatoes I end up getting really gassy and bloated, same with sugars in any amount greater then like the size of my thumb give or take. Oats I only have gluten-free Harvest in about a tbsp amount when tasting recipes of stuff I sell at farmers markets. So I eat mostly fats and protein from egg whites, nuts, seeds, veggies, and vegan protein powders blends balanced for complete proteins. I have at least 1-2 dried fig, dates, handful of banana chips, or a 1/4 of a small fruit with meals for fruits.  My meals are mostly egg white and veggie omelettes, stir frys, and soups, Always with lots of fats and proteins in each meal. I have found having nutritional yeast to help with my mood and energy levels also and find someway of having it in meals often. I keep my foods on rotation and keep getting updated feed back on ratios with my dietician. I also have a rather odd list of foods I can not eat due to allergies/intolerance.
    • It only takes a minute to make a difference. Celiac disease has been overshadowed by the gluten-free diet fad. Getting diagnosed and staying healthy is no piece of cake – those of us who have celiac disease struggle to stay healthy. We need better. We need to be understood. We need a cure. View the full article
    • If you are one of the approximately 2-3 million Americans with celiac disease, ZyGluten™ may be taken before you eat out at a restaurant or a friend\'s house, as it may help break down any gluten cross-contamination that you might encounter. View the full article
    • Advil (ibuprofen) is gluten-free, but can be a stomach irritant, especially if taken on an empty stomach. That said, I will also place my bet on the garlic and onions. As Raven said, eating more than once a day may also help. An empty stomach is likely to be an irritable stomach.
    • DaVinci's Pizza has several gluten-free items great gluten-free pizza (well done suggested) and they don't have anything with gluten that goes in the fryer, so wing and fries are great all salad dressing made in house and gluten-free.  Owners mom has Celiac so they're very empathetic. Cheers. And enjoy. I eat there all the time and have NEVER had an issue. And if someone just touches bread then prepares my food its all over for me 6-8 hrs of reaction for me. Also Jimmy Johns @ 17th and Peachtree Street also great just tellm'to change glove and ask for the paper to be placed on the sandwich board before they make it. Also never had an issue but I have only had the Italian style lettuce wrap. 
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,702
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    Gigi Fagon
    Joined