Here’s an interesting blog post from my friend, Lisa. Check out her blog too!

She's Losing It!

I was shopping at HEB and noticed a gluten free aisle.  Really?  Gluten free?  This is the same store that dedicates an entire aisle to barbeque products.  And I noticed boxes of sugary cereal with gluten free labels proudly stamped on them.

So what’s the deal with gluten free food?  Is it really better for you?  If so, why?  Here’s what I found out:

Definition: Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley.  Wheat, rye and barley are used to make foods such as flour, bread, and beer.  They are also used in many processed foods.

Celiac:  About 1% of the population has been diagnosed with celiac, which is intolerance to gluten and can cause diarrhea, intestinal pain, weight loss and can increase chances of gastrointestinal cancer.  For people with this problem a gluten-free diet is the perfect cure.

Gluten sensitivity:  The consensus…

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