You’ve waded into an emotionally charged debate when your Google search returns 839.000.000 results in 0,62 seconds and the first two are: “The truth about …!” and “The gut-wrenching truth about …!” What word fills in the blank? Gluten.

Most readers probably know someone not diagnosed with celiac disease who has sworn off gluten. As per our “just the facts” policy, I’m not making a judgement about dietary choices but simply supplying some data:

  1. The global gluten-free products market is currently 3.73 billion USD and is expected to expand at a 9.3% CAGR through 2026.
  2. Non coeliac gluten sensitivity, an ambiguous condition, is a driving force behind the no-gluten trend.
  3. Gluten-free diets are more prevalent among women than men and have wide celebrity endorsement.
  4. Modern breeding has radically changed wheat production, however, gluten levels in wheat have remained constant.

What are your thoughts about the rise of gluten-free diets?

Image by Sabine Schulte from Pixabay.

One thought on “Give Us Our Daily Gluten-free Bread

  1. As a person with diagnosed celiac disease- I am personally delighted and continue to be delighted that many many people consume gluten free products because it simply makes more products / better products available for people who actually need them. I am grateful everyday that this trend continues because the products available 20 years ago when I got diagnosed were really terrible.

    But thank you for presenting the facts – they all jive with what I’ve read and share with people myself – I would not want someone to not eat gluten if they actually could- standard food is generally healthier and costs less.

    Thanks for your article- really enjoyed!

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