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What you need to know about Gluten

Today I’m discussing the controversial topic of gluten, what is it?

Let’s start with gluten:

Gluten is a protein found in many grains, including wheat, barley and rye. It's common in foods such as bread, pasta, pizza and cereal. Gluten provides no essential nutrients. People with celiac disease have an immune reaction that is triggered by eating gluten.

There are also people described as "gluten-sensitive." Their tests for celiac disease are negative (normal) and yet they get symptoms (including bloating, diarrhea or cramp-y abdominal pain) whenever they eat foods that contain gluten (bread, cereal, processed wheat flour snacks).