Things to Watch For


■ Corn starch in baking powder and any processed foods

■ Corn syrup in beverages and processed foods

■ Vinegar in ketchup, mayonnaise, and mustard is usually from

wheat or corn

■ Breads advertised as gluten-free that contain spelt, kamut, or rye

■ Many amaranth and millet flake cereals have corn

■ Many canned tunas contain textured vegetable protein that is

from soy; look for low-salt versions, which tend to be pure tuna, with no fillers

■ Multigrain rice cakes are not just rice; purchase plain rice cakes

Sinus Tips:
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