Gluten Essay

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Everywhere you go, you see the words “gluten free”. Every box you pick up either says contains gluten or gluten free. I grew up never hearing this saying. No person heard it before. What is Gluten? Gluten is a protein found in mainly foods containing grains. Gluten acts as a glue holding the shape of the food together. Wherever I go I hear people talking about how they don’t eat gluten. My aunt for example told me she stopped eating gluten. I didn’t bother to ask why because she wouldn’t know either. She stopped eating gluten because everyone around her stopped. Just like when people wear belly shirts, it doesn’t look okay but everyone does it so that makes it okay. Another time I heard about the gluten free fad was at work. The girl told me …show more content…
A symptom of being allergic to gluten is stomach ache after eating foods with gluten. She told me she never had any symptoms or stomach aches. she However she ended up getting an allergy test. Her results said she 's allergic to gluten. She cut gluten out of her life completely since, but why? She never had symptoms of an allergy to gluten, but she changed everything she ate. Having a gluten free diet is very expensive. Foods normally made with gluten, then made gluten free taste and smell awful. That’s not all, have you ever looked at the price of a half loaf of “bread” that is gluten free? It is about six dollars. If she had no symptoms and enjoyed eating gluten filled foods, why did she stop eating them? She would have to eat smelly, gross gluten free foods that cost more than double the price of foods with gluten. The gluten free diet is a fad, a fad that should …show more content…
They think it makes you gain weight, and causes skin issues. This is false and people need to know that a gluten free diet is a big fad, and the food industry is making a lot of money off of people wanting to eat gluten free. It is best to eat healthy, and continue eating wheat. To conclude, the gluten fad diet needs to end. Gluten is good for you, only a very small percent of people have a gluten allergy, and it changes your everyday life. The 1% of people who have celiac disease or a wheat allergy are very unfortunate to not be able to have gluten. The 99% of us should be thankful that we can eat gluten and not have to spend lots of money on gluten free foods. We are lucky we don’t have to spend money on gluten free foods that are very expensive. We need to stop this gluten fad and be thankful that we don’t have celiac

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