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What is Gluten?

We try to buy healthy when finances allow and noticed lately alot of items say gluten free.
What does it not do for our bodies?

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virginiamama71

Asked by virginiamama71 at 6:55 PM on Apr. 26, 2011 in Health

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  • It's not necessarily healthier, but it's a must for people with Celiac disease. It's a protein found in certain flours that their bodies can't digest.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 6:55 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • Gluten is the protein in wheat, barley, rye & oats. A lot of people suffer from celiac, crohns, & an intolerance to gluten.
    motherofhope98

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 7:11 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • A lot of things say gluten-free the same way peanut-free items say so - so people who can't have it know easily. Some food brands are putting it on every one of their items that is gluten free. Could be too you happen to shop in a store that has a lot of GF products due to necessity for the shoppers.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:49 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • Since someone already answered your question about what it is, I will ad that my son has a gluten intolerance so having the label say gluten free is so helpful for us. Since removing gluten from his diet he is healthier, happier and concentrating better and we have seen his behaviors go down.
    Charizma77

    Answer by Charizma77 at 9:34 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • something that you find in bread. Some people can't have things made with flour because of it. They have a really bad stomach problem and could virtually die from it. Will do you no harm, but does hold a lot of "fatty" compounds I do believe.!.
    kbishop8688

    Answer by kbishop8688 at 1:05 AM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • Gluten free products are usually meant for people that are allergic to wheat and flour.
    Wish2Be

    Answer by Wish2Be at 7:59 AM on Apr. 27, 2011

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