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What is gluten, and why is it bad for some people?

Gluten is controversial these days. Most sources claim that it is safe for everyone except those who have celiac disease. On the other hand, some health experts believe that gluten is harmful to most people.

According to a 2013 survey, more than 30% of Americans actively try to avoid eating gluten (1).

This article explains what gluten is and how it can affect people’s health.

What is gluten?

Gluten is a family of proteins found in grains, including wheat, rye, spelt, and barley.

Of the gluten-containing grains, wheat is by far the most common.

The two main proteins in gluten are glutenin and gliadin. Gliadin is responsible for most of the adverse health effects of gluten (2Trusted Source, 3Trusted Source).

When flour mixes with water, the gluten proteins form a sticky network that has a glue-like consistency.

This glue-like property makes the dough elastic and gives bread the ability to rise during baking. It also provides a chewy, satisfying texture.

Interestingly, the name gluten derives from this glue-like property of wet dough. ………….. ……………… Continue Reading ………….. ………………

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