Essay on Gluten Free Fad And Gluten Food

1063 Words Feb 22nd, 2016 null Page
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 that her entire family is allergic to gluten. I kept listening because maybe she was the first gluten allergic person I’ve met. 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…

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