Gluten Free Bread Available at Bread Winners

Bread Winners is now offering a gluten free focaccia for sandwiches/burgers.  It is available upon request for an additional $2.00.

Although you’ve probably seen the term “gluten free” on many menus and labels in the grocery stores recently, many people still don’t fully understand what gluten means or why this diet is beneficial, even critical to some:

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that can appear at any age and is caused by an intolerance to gluten.  A protein found in wheat, barley, and rye (and countless food products — like bread and pasta — that contain those grains), gluten gradually damages the intestines of people with celiac disease, preventing the absorption of vitamins and minerals and setting off a slew of related health problems, which can include fatigue and bad skin.

Experts believe that celiac disease represents just one extreme of a broad spectrum of gluten intolerance that includes millions of people with reactions to the protein.  While celiac disease affects about 1 percent of the U.S. population, experts estimate that as many as 10 percent have a related and poorly understood condition known as non-celiac gluten intolerance (NCGI), or gluten sensitivity.

source: cnn Health