Gluten Free Facts

Gluten Free Facts

Gluten is a protein found in certain crops such as wheat, rye and barley. Gluten is used as the binding agent within the flour to avoid crumbling of food while baking. Many food products contain gluten. Moreover, things that are made without gluten but cooked in the same kitchen as those that have gluten can
easily be gluten infected.

Millions of Americans eat a gluten free diet. Below are examples of gluten-free people:

Type Population Reason Symptoms
Celiac Disease Over 3 million Allergic to gluten More than 200 known symptoms such as anxiety, depression, intestinal sickness, fatigue, headaches, rashes and weight gain
Gluten Sensitivity Nearly 20 million people Irritating symptoms from eating gluten Foggy minds, headaches, joint pain, numbness, stomach issues, irritability and depression
Gluten-free Lifestyle Various population estimates all sizeably larger than the above two categories combined Believe that not eating gluten makes them feel better Numerous testimonials ranging from weight loss and more energy.
Wheat Allergies One of the top eight food allergens in the US and common for children Eating gluten free is a safe-easy way to avoid wheat Rashes, itchy eyes, nasal congestion and headaches with some severe symptoms that may be life-threatening

Living gluten free can also be a great enabler for a healthy diet. Results have shown improved cholesterol levels, better digestion and higher energy. 

Although tens of millions of people have recognized that a gluten free diet addresses unwanted symptoms, a significant portion of the population is affected and doesn’t realize it. As the knowledge of what eliminating gluten can do for many people continues to become more widespread, the national gluten free population continues to grow.