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SunnyDyRain

Ok, Ok, I Learned My Lesson...

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I learned a very good lesson today..

Before I eat ANYTHING, Check Celiac.com

I decided to try some activa yogurt to help regulate my digestive system, I read the ingredients... no obvious gluten. This morning as i was eating it at my computer I decided to just do a search for it on the site. BAM! Apparently it has hidden gluten you only find out about if you call them. I only ate half the container, but am paying for it :(

Damn hidden gluten!

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I learned a very good lesson today..

Before I eat ANYTHING, Check Celiac.com

I decided to try some activa yogurt to help regulate my digestive system, I read the ingredients... no obvious gluten. This morning as i was eating it at my computer I decided to just do a search for it on the site. BAM! Apparently it has hidden gluten you only find out about if you call them. I only ate half the container, but am paying for it :(

Damn hidden gluten!

What was the source of the hidden gluten?

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Ugh. That sucks. Why can't they keep their gluteny fingers out of our dang food. Bah!

:angry:

Nancy

Why can't they just put "Contains Gluten" in fine print somewhere?

I hate that I have to call and ASK or look it all up! I just wanted some yogurt!

:angry:

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This one is easy!

Stonyfield Organic plain in the 32 oz. containers in the winter, add your own yummies and save a couple of tablespoons to make your own from milk later (saving about half the cost if using organic milk) and then in the spring/summer/fall buy from your local farmer's market the sheep/cow/goat yogurt that they make.

Pure heaven!

Margaret

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Ok, :unsure: I just read entire thread and I think I am more confused.

Activia prob does not have gluten per se because it is distilled, HOWEVER that still makes some people sick.

Is this a correct interprutation??

Thanks

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Apparently "Natural Flavors" - using distilled grain alchohol to get flavors from the fruit.

the post I found: http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/lofiversion...php/t15453.html

I really do think this is a case of the company being overly cautious. Distilled grain alcohol should not be a problem from a gluten perspective. Distilled alcohols and distilled vinegars are considered safe. That's not to say there isn't another source of gluten that they're not disclosing.

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I would recommend that you contact the company directly and ask about their gluten free status, instead of relaying on others experience. That is always a wise option.

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Apparently "Natural Flavors" - using distilled grain alchohol to get flavors from the fruit.

the post I found: http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/lofiversion...php/t15453.html

Wow, that's a heavy duty thread. Good example of how emotions get going back and forth on these forums sometimes.

For what it's worth, I eat flavored yogurt every morning with no problems. Apparently, the distilled vinegars used to process the fruit doesn't bother me. Personally, I think they're (the manufacturers) just saying that to CTA. Yes, there's probably a possibility of trace amounts of gluten. But it's most likely not enough to affect anyone but the most sensitive.

Bottom line, there's not enough evidence for me personally to limit my yogurt consumption to only the plain variety.

best regards, lm

p.s., Better keep all that distillation talk away from gfp.

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Ok, :unsure: I just read entire thread and I think I am more confused.

Activia prob does not have gluten per se because it is distilled, HOWEVER that still makes some people sick.

Is this a correct interprutation??

Thanks

I guess that would be true, I got sick from it, but others don't seem to.

It's weird because I seem to handle alcohol ok without getting sick. Would Jack Daniels be the same type of Distilled Grain Alcohol?

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I guess that would be true, I got sick from it, but others don't seem to.

It's weird because I seem to handle alcohol ok without getting sick. Would Jack Daniels be the same type of Distilled Grain Alcohol?

Are you sure that it isn't a dairy issue? I would love to have yogurt, but can't because I have a casein sensitivity. It's not as severe an intolerance as the gluten, but I still have to watch my dairy.

Just a thought..

Sheryll

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Are you sure that it isn't a dairy issue? I would love to have yogurt, but can't because I have a casein sensitivity. It's not as severe an intolerance as the gluten, but I still have to watch my dairy.

Just a thought..

Sheryll

I sort of douby it, I have coffee with milk every morning, rita's custard at least once a mo, cheese on a daily basis, chocolate milk 1-2 times a week...

I eat a good amount of dairy on a daily basis... unless i'm reacting to the yogourt cultures....

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It's hard to imagine the alcohol used to extract flavor is the culprit here. First, the alcohol might not even be wheat. Second, it's distilled. Third, the amount is so miniscule it's not even measureable.

richard

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It's hard to imagine the alcohol used to extract flavor is the culprit here. First, the alcohol might not even be wheat. Second, it's distilled. Third, the amount is so miniscule it's not even measureable.

richard

Dannon company rep explained this process to me....When they put the FLAVORS into the yogart the alcohol burns at a high temp , making a by-product - thus "possibly" putting into the yogart same traces of gluten...that is why the companies can not say they are gluten free.

I am told only the PLAIN yogart of most companies are the only ones guar. to be gluten-free - of course unless stated on the packaging.

This is just what was explained to me -

When I was at my last Gastro Dr appt. ( 2 weeks ago) I told my Dr I thought I was gluten-free...he asked me if I was eating flavored yogart - then he told me it wasn't gluten-free if I bought the flavored kinds from the grocery store...- The Dr. also told me he makes his own yogart - just like someone who posted before me...The GI Dr. told me the same thing about flavored yogart as the Dannon Company rep

So now I am eating plain with fruit, and learning how to make my own.

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I'd like to try making yogert some day.... but I hardly have time to cook dinner!

I eat yogurt so because it's easy, not so much cuz I like it...

One more food off limits :(

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I bought a subscription to Clan Thompson's software. (Not sure it was worth it, but that's another story.) According to the software, Albertson's, Tillamook, and Lucrene (Sefeway) yogurt are gluten free. Yoplait will clearly list the ingredients. Dannon uses gluten products as stabilizers.

Just thought I would share.

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Please don't fall for Activia commercials. This is non organic yogurt with sugar. It will not help you. Use an organic plain yogurt with live cultures. Any yogurt with sugar will only feed any yeast overgrowth you may have.

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I sort of douby it, I have coffee with milk every morning, rita's custard at least once a mo, cheese on a daily basis, chocolate milk 1-2 times a week...

I eat a good amount of dairy on a daily basis... unless i'm reacting to the yogourt cultures....

The nutritionist from my son's gastro. doctor said that with a lactose intolerance it is not always as cut and dry as with gluten. Some people who are intolerant do produce some lactase and therefore can digest some dairy without a problem. So she said in actuality, someone who is lactose intolerant might be able to eat some dairy with breakfast or lunch without a problem but then if they eat more later it might be a problem. Also, certain foods that contain dairy don't contain as much lactose as others. She gave me a list of things to try adding back in to see if there is any affect and yogurt was way up the list with milk. So I would guess that means that yogurt might me hard to digest for people with a dairy issue.

Nicole

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