What is Gluten?

Gluten is a protein naturally found in wheat, barley, and rye. It’s what gives bread and other baked goods their chewy texture. Gluten is also found in many processed foods, like salad dressing and soy sauce.

People with celiac disease can’t eat gluten because it triggers an autoimmune response that damage the small intestine. About 1 percent of the population has celiac disease, but many more people are gluten-sensitive and experience negative symptoms like bloating, diarrhea, and fatigue after eating gluten.

Several people are allergic to gluten. Suppose a person who is gluten intolerant consumes it. In that case, they can become sick. It can cause vomiting, inflammation, acidity, and damage to the small intestines in the long run.