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Is gluten intolerance a real medical issue or just an annoying health fad?

At least 30% of Americans are gluten-free these days—which is strange, considering that less than one percent of the population has celiac disease, and only six percent are gluten intolerant. The gluten-free food industry is raking in billions of dollars, in part because people think gluten-free is healthier,  although the science doesn't back up that claim. But many who adopt gluten-free diets swear by them. "Gluten" does sound kind of gross...

Do you think gluten sensitivity is a real issue for most gluten-free folks? Or a trendy diet for people who can afford it? VOTE BELOW!

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Gluten-free is big business—nearly $1 billion annually in a rapidly growing industry.

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 Gluten-free might be a healthier diet if you replace your bread with fruits and vegetables, but probably not if you eat the packaged gluten-free products, which cost a lot more.

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Jimmy Kimmel's not the only one who's over the gluten-free thing. 

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But for people who do have celiac disease, gluten-free foods aren't a fad, they're a necessity. Gluten can be super dangerous for them. Understandably they don't like being lumped in with people skipping gluten "for no reason"—which is the most common reason given when people are asked why they buy gluten-free foods.😑

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Ask your server friends what they think about gluten-free patrons they've waited on. Restaurants do a lot of accommodating for people who don't have an actual medical diagnosis...

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But if you adopt a gluten-free diet and you feel better? Maybe that's something you need.

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Millions of people claim it's helping their health.

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If you can't eat gluten, it must suck to have people roll their eyes and treat you like you're just being trendy.

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Culture
Is gluten intolerance a real medical issue or just an annoying health fad?
#GlutenFreeFad
A festive crown for the winner
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