NEW ALBANY, In. (WDRB) -- The Gluten-Free Tasting Fair gives people some alternatives.
Approximately 1 in 133 Americans suffer from celiac disease or some form of gluten intolerance.
A gluten-free diet excludes the protein gluten, commonly found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye.
For those with celiac disease - an autoimmune disease - or gluten intolerance, eating gluten damages the small intestine, affecting the absorption of nutrients which in turn can lead to malnutrition.
Left untreated, people with this illness may develop further disorders such as osteoporosis, cancer, other autoimmune diseases, or thyroid disease.
A gluten-free diet not only helps control symptoms and complications, but is the only known treatment for celiac disease and requires a lifelong commitment.
The Gluten-FREE Tasting Fair at Rainbow Blossom, New Albany offers those sensitive to gluten, and those interested in a gluten-free diet, the opportunity to sample what is new in the gluten-free marketplace.
Once bland, boring and severely limited in selection, gluten-free foods have improved in taste and texture.
Discover ready-to-eat options like bagels, pasta salad, snacks and sweets to gluten-alternative flours for cooking.
The event is FREE with door prizes and gift baskets for raffle.
WHAT: Gluten-free Tasting Fair - FREE
WHEN: Saturday March 15, 2014, 12-4pm
WHERE: Rainbow Blossom Natural Food Markets, New Albany Market, 3003 Charlestown Crossing, New Albany, IN 47150
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