Friday, July 31, 2009

The world is opening up for those who suffer with gluten intollerance

It seems that there has never been a better time to have gluten/wheat allergies. The amount of products available to help you adjust your diet without suffering seems to increase with each day. From cookbooks to pastas to ready made pizzas and everything in between. There are so many options! Now big companies like Betty Crocker are getting into the "mix" with easy to make gluten-free alternatives to some of their favorites. (I have been on the lookout and have not yet seen them at our local super market, but I am told that they should be on shelves soon. I am eager to read the ingredient list, as there is still a chance that Ella will not be able to have them due to all of her other allergies). But it makes me feel good that people can feel more "normal" in their every day lives.

And now Coors Field in Denver has announced that it is opening up a gluten-free concession stand! How great is this? They will be serving hot dogs, burgers and other snacks that meet gluten free standards. They will even be serving brownies and cookies and BEER! People are starting to realize that this is not a fad diet and there is some real market potential out there. Whether they are in it to make money or not, I applaud them for their efforts. Hopefully we will see more and more of this as time goes on!

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