What Does Gluten Free Actually Mean?
"Gluten-free" means that a food product does not contain gluten, which is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, and sometimes in other grains as well.
For people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, consuming gluten can lead to a range of adverse health effects, including digestive issues, fatigue, headaches, and even damage to the lining of the small intestine.
Therefore, gluten-free products have become increasingly popular in recent years as a way for people to avoid gluten and its associated health risks. It's worth noting that many foods are naturally gluten-free, such as fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy products. However, other products, such as bread, pasta, and baked goods, often contain gluten and require specific gluten-free ingredients or manufacturing processes to be made without it.