Gluten Free Diet

As well as having fat free diet or cholesterol free diet, there is also gluten free diet. Why? Because some people are allergic to wheat or gluten (see definition of gluten below). When people are allergic to gluten, they are referred to as gluten intolerant and should be on gluten free diet. Gluten intolerance is not uncommon which is why gluten free diet is becoming more and more popular. Some people seek gluten free diet without even being allergic to gluten.

What is Gluten and what is gluten free diet?

Gluten is a particular protein found in foods such as:

  • wheat,
  • rye, and
  • barley.

Gluten free diet is a diet consisting only of gluten free foods. The list of gluten free foods will be posted later.

Why are gluten free diet important?

Many people are allergic to gluten but not everyone know about their every allergy. Some people are allergic to wheat and gluten without even knowing it. One out of 133 people have celiac disease, a genetic intolerance to gluten. Millions more people have a gluten sensitivity or intolerance that is not celiac disease but an intolerance to gluten that causes other allergic symptoms.