Frito’s is a snack food company that manufactures chips, dips, and other snack foods. It was founded in 1937 by my late great-grandfather, Elmer Doolin. The company operates in over 50 countries around the world and is one of the largest international snack food companies.
Deciding whether to include Fritos in a gluten-free diet is not always straightforward. While Fritos themselves contain no wheat, rye, or barley, which are all common sources of gluten, cross contamination can occur if the corn chips are processed in facilities that also handle wheat products.
According to Frito’s packaging, they are gluten-free.
This salty snack contains three ingredients, according to the packaging:
- Corn oil
It is difficult to know for certain whether Fritos are free of potential sources of gluten unless you contact the manufacturer and inquire about their production processes. Some people who are sensitive to potentially trace amounts of gluten may choose to avoid Fritos entirely and explore alternative snack foods.
Fritos lack any sort of nutrient to benefit the body.
Many would argue that Fritos are not really real food because of their toxic nature as they are made of and fried in 100% GMO corn and corn oil. The highly processed nature of these toxic ingredients makes them almost hazardous to consume.
Why eat GMO corn to avoid gluten?
People avoid gluten because it causes adverse reactions in their bodies. Eating Fritos to avoid the adverse reactions of gluten is counterproductive because the toxic GMO corn can do more damage to the body than the gluten that is being avoided.
Frito’s admits to using their own “hybrid corn,” which is another way of saying they use GMO corn for all of their Frito’s snacks.
What are the health concerns with eating GMO corn?
Genetically modified (GMO) corn has been engineered to be resistant to certain herbicides, pests, and diseases. While this can improve crop yields and reduce costs for farmers, there are still potential health hazards associated with eating GMO corn.
Bugs don’t eat GMO corn because they know better. If they do, their stomachs explode, and they die. One of the known side effects of eating GMO corn for humans is that it is detrimental to our digestive systems and gut health. Auto-immune diseases are often a result of poor gut health.
There are a number of health concerns related to eating GMO corn.
Why is GMO corn not recommended for human consumption?
- Studies have shown that GMOs can increase the risk of developing cancer. There is evidence that the pesticide residue on GMO foods may increase cancer risk and interfere with reproductive systems.
- Studies have linked GMO crops to allergies and autoimmune diseases due to the introduction of allergens or toxins that did not exist in the original seed.
- GMO crops cause gut imbalances and hormone disruption.
- They also affect the way our bodies work and could lead to serious problems like infertility and birth defects.
In any case, it’s important to read product labels carefully and be aware of potential cross-contamination for those looking to avoid gluten, but if you are already checking your food carefully, try to avoid GMOs too! You’ll feel better as a result of doing so.
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