These days, a greater number of restaurants and shops are offering foods that are gluten free. You or a loved one may have been diagnosed with celiac disease, or you may just have a sensitivity to gluten. But what is it and why is gluten a problem for some people?
First, let's talk about gluten. It's a protein composite-gliadin and glutenin-that's found in several kinds of grains. It's common in wheat, barley, rye and spelt. If you mix flour and water, the gluten creates a sticky network of proteins. It's what causes dough to be elastic and it makes bread rise when baked. For people sensitive to gluten, when the gluten arrives at the digestive tract, the immune system can mistake it for a bacteria and attack. For those with celiac disease, the immune system will attack the gluten along with cells in the digestive tract. As a result, the intestinal wall can become damaged or degenerated. This can cause digestive issues, fatigue, nutrient deficiencies and a number of other problems.
So if you or a family member has celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, you know it's critically important to be careful of what you eat. At The Studio Kitchen, we provide gluten free meal delivery in Round Rock. Simply visit our website, make your selection and we'll either deliver your food, ship it to you via UPS Overnight Delivery or you can pick it up. Stop worrying about your food and start enjoying it!