The gluten-free diet, fashion or necessity?
And many people have decided to eliminate gluten from your diet completely, with the conviction that it is bad for health, makes them fat or hurts them.
This has resulted in a new fashion, even a health need for many people diagnosed with celiac disease, who can not tolerate the protein gluten found in wheat, barley or rye.
I read in a week that even the U.S. government has conducted a survey of users to see if it is a fad or a necessity, concluding that about 2 million Americans have this diagnosis, although many of them do not know.
The food industry is becoming more aware of this trend antigluten and are one of the fastest growing products in supermarkets, along with restaurants, food chains, bakeries etc. masses who use flour made from rice or corn. The problem is that these products are still priced very high compared to conventional wheat or cereals.
Celiac disease has digestive problems, migraines, bloating, fatigue, etc.. and what is more important, poor absorption of nutrients from food associated with the effects on health. The diagnosis can change your life (according to the testimony of a person diagnosed at age 30).
Apart from this, there are many people who complain that bad gluten intolerant, and experts are beginning to see sense their feelings, they may have what is known as “gluten sensitivity,” have symptoms but are negative in real tests and have not damaged intestines.
The problems of celiac disease vary greatly from person to person and is often attributed to other health problems. In addition there is the false belief that it is a disorder that affects only boys and occurs in adults, it is a rare disease.
Fast food and processed foods often contain gluten.
You can find gluten in cereals, flour, modified starch, starch, starch, fiber, thickeners, meal, vegetable protein, malt, yeast, spices and flavorings.