The Gluten-Free Industry
Gluten-free food products are sold in many places, from supermarkets and large discount stores to convenience and natural food stores. The demand for these foods is continuing to rise, resulting in stores offering a wider variety of gluten-free products and restaurants providing gluten-free items on their menus. Cellular Health Institute, a holistic medicine in Orlando practice, explains this new trend.
Why Have Gluten-Free Products Become So Popular?
The gluten-free industry is the one to benefit from this increased awareness of gluten intolerance and celiac disease, a condition that requires people to avoid eating gluten, among both the medical profession and the general public. Diagnosis of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity has significantly improved. While it used to take several years to diagnose this disease, the increased awareness of it, along with better diagnostic tools, continue to make diagnosis easier and more straightforward.
But those with gluten-related issues are not the only ones purchasing these products. We are continually seeing the consumption of gluten-free foods becoming more mainstream among those who don’t need to eat gluten-free for dietary restrictions, but who are choosing to do so as part of a healthier lifestyle. And others are consuming gluten-free products to help with health conditions and symptoms not related to celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.
Not Just a Fad
With the number of people with sensitivities to wheat, and other allergens found in wheat, still increasing, and more people embracing gluten-free as part of a healthy diet, it looks as though the gluten-free industry will keep growing.
Gluten-free products have also significantly improved in taste, quality, and nutrition since they were first brought to market. These improvements have given all consumers, with medical issues or not, more options and diversity in healthy food choices.
Please give us a call at (407) 862-2287, or contact us online, to find out if a gluten-free diet may benefit you.