National Gluten Free Day is celebrated by people who have an intolerance to the protein found in cereal products. In America, over 2,5 million people diet daily! We are sure they deserve our respect and attention.
At all times, bread was treated with special love. People were always happy when the wheat harvest was better than last year. They did not know that in the usual food there is a special element that can negatively affect the body. Neuroscientist David Perlmutter is sure that gluten compromises the digestion, the brain, the nervous system – he has collected a lot of evidence.
But there is another version that appeared at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. It states that people who are able to tolerate gluten normally do not lose anything by eating it. On the contrary, in moderation it only brings benefits! However, 1% of people still remain at risk: they have celiac disease, an autoimmune disease that makes it impossible to enjoy food with gluten.
Founder of National Day Cassie Joy Garcia. She dreamed of informing people about this disease and talking about ways to fight. The holiday has been celebrated since 2014, and even healthy people join it to show care to everyone who does not consume gluten.
Did you know that gluten:
- affects performance. Children who perform poorly in school are sometimes given gluten-free diets;
- creates a headache. Severe migraine is a complex neurological syndrome;
- causes anemia – impaired absorption of iron;
- leads to a change in weight – both positive and negative.
How to celebrate
Support people with intolerance at National Gluten Free Day! Avoid foods containing dangerous proteins. Prepare a delicious dish – today there are many recipes that will surprise anyone.
When is National Gluten Free Day celebrated in 2024?
National Gluten Free Day is observed on the second Monday in January each year.