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Celiac Disease, Gluten-Free and Mayesa

December 16, 2013

Why is Mayesa proud to state that it is “Gluten-Free?”

First let’s look at just what exactly is “gluten.” Gluten is a protein found in grains, such as wheat, barley and rye. It is ingested not only from breads and other flour-based foods, but most processed foods as well where it is liberally used as a stabilizer and thickener.

Gluten is especially detrimental to anyone who has been diagnosed with celiac disease – a chronic digestive disorder which causes the body to mount an inflammatory immune response to the presence of gluten. (more…)