The Gut-Wrenching Trouble with the Gluten-Free Craze
Walk into almost any major restaurant, and you’re bound to find a gluten-free section on the menu. Take a trip to the grocery store and there’s an entire aisle dedicated to gluten-free foods. Ask about gluten-free diets at your book club or bingo night, and you’re going to find some people who swear by it.
And that’s kind of a problem if you have Celiac disease. It’s a serious condition. Exposure to gluten for those diagnosed with Celiac disease can permanently damage the small intestine and lead to serious gastrointestinal problems.
And unfortunately, the gluten-free craze has put people with Celiac disease at risk. In a study published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, researchers found that the gluten-free craze has caused mainstream society to discount Celiac disease as a serious medical condition.
“With the push to a gluten-free diet, the disease is no longer taken seriously,” says WebMD CEO Marilyn Geller. “If you go into a restaurant now and the server hears you’re gluten-free, they often don’t consider it a medical condition.”
Some people consider gluten-free nothing more than a dietary preference. But in reality, Celiac disease and gluten intolerance are not the same. Those with Celiac disease must avoid gluten at all costs to avoid serious consequences.
So what’s the best way to avoid gluten? Cook all your own meals from fresh ingredients. That’s your best bet. But it can be time-consuming. And fortunately, there’s a better way.
Our team of professional chefs have created 29 gluten-free meals for those who want to avoid gluten. These meals haven’t been certified as gluten-free, but many of our customers who prefer gluten-free dieting have enjoyed these meals for years.
Some of the newest entrees include:
- Beef Bourguignon, Brown Rice & Broccoli
- Santa Fe Chicken with South West Sauce, Lemon Cilantro Brown Rice & Mixed Vegetables
- Chicken Fillet with Honey Mustard Sauce, Herbed Quinoa, California Blend Vegetables
- And many others