About 3.1 million people around the United States follow a gluten-free diet. One of the main reasons for a gluten-free diet is celiac disease: an autoimmune disorder that affects the small intestine and is caused by a reaction to gluten, proteins found in wheat and other grains.
Despite the fact that celiac disease only affects 1 percent of healthy Americans, many families, including mine, follow a gluten-free diet for their general health.
Avoiding gluten can have numerous health benefits. Gluten is hard to digest and will affect the lining of your small intestine, more commonly associated with people with celiac disease. The small intestine is where all nutrient absorption happens. When gluten is cut from your diet, the lining will start to repair itself and your overall health may improve.
So each week, Goodbye Gluten will provide a gluten-free recipe for you to try. Happy gluten-free eating.