What is gluten free?
A gluten-free diet is a diet free of gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat (including kamut and spelt), barley, rye, malts and triticale. A gluten-free diet is the only medically accepted treatment for celiac disease, it is also recommended as a treatment therapy for autism and related conditions.
Several grains and starch sources are considered acceptable for a gluten-free diet. The most frequently used are corn, potatoes, rice, and tapioca.
Celiac Disease is a digestive disorder that is triggered by eating the protein gluten, which is found in the grains wheat, rye and barley. There is no cure for the disease, but it can be controlled through strict avoidance of foods that contain gluten. Studies conducted by international agencies estimate that there are over 8,000 people in Kuwait who suffer from celiac disease.
What do we use instead of wheat flour in our baked goods?
Every product is different, but all contain some combination of rice flour, tapioca flour, almond flour, corn flour, and potato starch.
Do our products contain preservatives or additives?
No, our products do not contain preservatives or additives. They are also free of hydrogenated oils, making all of our products trans-fat free.
Are our products made in a dedicated gluten-free facility?
Yes! We are proud to say our store is 100% Gluten-Free!
For those with true celiac disease and wheat allergies, which is an autoimmune disease, eating gluten can lead to many serious health problems, including damage to the small intestine and digestive system, and therefore absolutely must be avoided. As for those of us who are not "allergic" to wheat and gluten, our modern day diets have become gluten-rich, high levels of gluten are not historically natural to our diet. Therefore, many healthy individuals are going gluten-free, because they believe it will improve their overall health.
According to the available medical literature, people suffering from any of the following medical conditions are supposed to be benefited from including gluten-free diet as their treatment consideration. According to scientific research people with the following medical conditions are known to have fewer symptoms and/or quicker recovery should they be treated along with a gluten-free diet. This improves digestive health, which hastens the healing by making nutrients available to the body.
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Parkinson's disease
• Down's syndrome
• Multiple sclerosis
• Type 2 and Type 1 diabetes and anemia
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, believes that living gluten-free has improved her health and given her more energy. And Chelsea Clinton apparently had her wedding cake baked without gluten for similar reasons. Finally, Since discovering his sensitivity to gluten, tennis player Novak Djokovic has been working to follow a gluten-free diet for several years and loving the results it produces on the court.
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