The Top 10 Gluten-free Cereals You Didn’t Know About
There are plenty of gluten-free cereal options out there, but not everyone knows about them. There are several reasons why people might decide to cut gluten out of their diets.
Some people simply prefer to eat healthier foods, while others may have Celiac Disease or another autoimmune disorder. Whatever the reason,
Gluten-free cereal is a great option if you’re trying to eat healthier. There are plenty of gluten-free cereals available today, including those made by General Mills, Kellogg’s, Quaker Oats, Nature Valley, Post, Cheerios, Fiber One, and others. However, there are still only a handful of gluten-free cereal brands out there.
if you’re interested in exploring gluten-free options, here are the list of gluten-free bowls of cereal that you probably didn’t know about.
1. Honey Bunches Of Oats Chocolate
Gluten-free cereals are becoming increasingly popular. Unfortunately, most of the ones available today are made using refined grains like white flour and sugar. However, there are some great options out there if you’re looking for a healthier alternative. One of those options is Honey Bunches of Oatmeal Chocolate.
This delicious breakfast treat uses honey instead of refined sugars and is made with 100% natural ingredients. It’s also certified gluten-free, making it a great option for anyone following a gluten-free diet.
2. Post Pebbles
Pebbles was originally created by General Mills in the 1950s. Since then, it has become a staple among children everywhere. However, not everyone knows that there are actually several varieties of pebbles available today. One of those varieties is called Post Pebbles.
This variety of pebbles is made from rice instead of wheat, making it a great option for anyone with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. It’s also free of any artificial preservatives, additives or sweeteners.
You can find Post Pebbles at most grocery stores nationwide. Just look for the box marked “gluten-free”.
The OG of gluten-free cereals is Cheerios. This cereal is made using oats, honey, and whole-grain wheat. However, it’s also made using other grains like corn, rice, and sorghum. That means you can eat Cheerios without worrying about gluten.
Cheerios are available in a variety of different flavors too including cinnamon spice, honey nut cheerios, and banana nut crunch. Yum!
4. Nestlé Corn Flakes
This corn-based cereal was originally created by the Nestlé company way back in 1922. It was initially called Corn Crisps, but it became known as Corn Flakes a few years later.
Like Cheerios, Corn Flakes are also free of any wheat or gluten. Most brands of cornflakes today also contain very few preservatives. That means you can enjoy these delicious treats without worrying about their shelf life lasting for 180 days with no refrigeration required.
5. Chex Cereal
The original Chex Cereal was actually developed in 1937 by Will Keith Kellogg. Interestingly enough three years later, the Kellogg Company decided to stop producing it. That’s when General Mills created their own version of the product and started selling it under the name Chex.
Today, you can find this gluten-free cereal in more than 10 different varieties at most grocery stores nationwide. They even make a gluten-free version of their popular Chex Mix!
6. Lucky Charms
This popular breakfast cereal is made using oats, corn, marshmallows, and rice. It also contains the occasional piece of fruit. Lucky Charms is one of the most popular cereals out there – especially among kids who look forward to finding the magical lumps that magically turn into a leprechaun every time you pour milk on them.
This gluten-free cereal is made using rice, millet, and quinoa. It’s even certified as cold-weather ready!
Van’s is currently available in nine different varieties including apple cinnamon and blueberry vanilla. Van’s also sells a gluten-free version of its popular cereal mix.
The EnviroKidz brand of gluten-free cereal is made from just four ingredients: rice, buckwheat, millet, and quinoa. It’s also certified as “cold-weather ready”. This means it can withstand the coldest winter days without spoiling.
These cereals are marketed to children who are allergic to wheat chex, but they are also a great option for adults who have dietary restrictions
9. Puffins Multigrain Cereal
This gluten-free cereal is made from 13 different types of grains including millet, quinoa, barley, corn and amaranth.
It’s a great option for anyone with Celiac disease who wants to avoid gluten. Puffins have a very fresh and spring-like taste making them enjoyable even in wintertime.
Erewhon is a great choice if you’re looking for a gluten-free cereal with a chocolate version. Not only does it taste amazing, but it’s also made with organic ingredients and is certified gluten-free. Plus, it comes in four flavors: Original, Cinnamon Raisin, Blueberry & Apple Pie, and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
You’ll find all of these tasty treats at grocery stores nationwide. So, if you’re looking for healthy snacks that won’t break the bank, then look no further than Erewhon!
Why Is Cereal Considered Gluten-free?
It is true that a vast majority of cereal gluten is produced using wheat. However, it’s also important to note that there are many bowls of cereal – like Kashi Heart to Heart – that are made using gluten-free ingredients like oats.
That being said, it’s still very important for you to check the label, and the level of gluten on any cereal before consuming it. Many brands contain ingredients other than wheat that are not listed on their labels. Whey is another commonly used ingredient in gluten-free, no-gluten products that may trigger an allergic reaction in some people.
Nowadays, most manufacturers produce their cereals using gluten-free grains or non-wheat grains like brown rice and oats.
A Protein Called Gluten Is Found In Wheat, Barley, And Rye
When fans of gluten talk about this, they are usually referring to a protein called favorite gluten intake. Gluten is found in wheat, barley, and rye. That means someone who has Celiac disease or an allergy to gluten cannot consume any grain that contains these ingredients.
The only cereal on this list that contains rye is Fiber One. However, it only contains three and a half grams per serving – well below the threshold for an allergic reaction.
There are also many other types of cereals available today that are made from wheat-free grains like oats, brown rice, or quinoa. That makes them a great option for anyone with Celiac disease or intolerance to wheat or gluten.
Why Are Gluten-free Products Such A Big Deal To People?
There are millions of people in the United States who suffer from Celiac disease. This means they cannot consume any grain that contains gluten. In the past, they had no choice but to avoid cereals altogether because all cereal was made using wheat, barley, or rye.
However, surprisingly gluten-free products have become increasingly popular over the last 15 years due to growing awareness among manufacturers and consumers alike as to the severity of this digestive disorder.
Nowadays you can find a wide variety of gluten-free cereals and other products that are revolutionary for anyone who suffers from Celiac disease or an intolerance to gluten.
What Makes Your Morning Bowl Worse Than Gluten: Sugar
When talking about sugar, there are two types we can discuss: natural and artificial.
Natural sugar is very tightly tied to our body’s metabolism and is found in foods like dried fruits, berries, honey, maple syrup, cocoa pebbles, and unprocessed cane sugar. They contain no added chemicals or genetically modified organisms.
On the other hand, artificial sugar is created using chemical processes that involve using starch-containing foods and then converting the starch into sugar by heating it over a very high temperature.
In general, we all know that refined sugars – even those labeled as “natural” – are as harmful as any refined food. So, eating a box of cereal might cause you sick in one sitting.
Two Cereal Brands You May Believe Are Gluten-free But Aren’t
Two companies that sell gluten-free cereal also market their products as being made with “all-natural ingredients” – labels consumers usually associate with being healthy. However, both brands are using artificial sugar, and have traces of gluten in their products.
This cereal is produced by Kellogg’s – a company that has been in the cereal business since soon after it was invented! It’s made with whole-grain rice and contains no artificial ingredients.
In the breakfast cereal category such as Rice Krispies, Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes contains malt. Malt comprises barley, hence it contains gluten. However, it still has 10 grams of sugar, so it’s best to avoid it.
Kellogg’s Frosted Flake cereal is made with rice instead of wheat. However, it still contains malt, which means it’s not gluten-free. Malt contains barley, which is a grain that contains gluten. So if you have celiac disease or another form of gluten intolerance, you should avoid eating Frosted Flakes.
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