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Much Ado About Gluten Infographic

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Whether it's the latest celebrity athlete or your mom's best friend, it seems like everyone is talking about “gluten” and going “gluten-free.” So what IS gluten?

Gluten is the collective term for the proteins found in the grains wheat, rye and barley and their various forms. It is best known for giving baked goods their doughy, elastic structure, however many foods contain gluten for other purposes, including as a thickening agent or flavor enhancer. The effects of gluten are not the same for everyone. While the vast majority of Americans consume gluten and experience no side effects, some must avoid gluten due to specific medical conditions. Learn more with our latest infographic.

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Much Ado About Gluten Infographic

  1. 1. What is Gluten? Has Gluten Gluten-free Gluten is a protein found in grains like wheat, rye, and barley that gives baked goods their doughy, elastic structure. Individuals who have been medically diagnosed with celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or those with a severe wheat allergy. More than 1 in 10 consumers say they avoid gluten. About 1 in 100 consumers have celiac disease. 10.1BILLION RESULTS FOR “GLUTEN FREE” ON GOOGLE There is no evidence to show that removing gluten from the diet, in and of itself, leads to weight loss or any health benefit for those without a medical need to avoid gluten. Check for Gluten BEER RICE PASTA CORN POTATOES CHICKPEAS NUTS FRUITS & VEGGIES MEDICALLY DIAGNOSED YES NO DIETERS DELI MEAT CHIPS TRADITIONAL SOY SAUCE HOT CHOCOLATE MIX VEGGIE BURGERS Who should be going gluten-free? Trendwatch foodinsight.org Source: http://www.foodinsight.org/gluten-free-diet-info

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