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Gluten is a composite protein, made up of the smaller protein molecules gliadin and glutelin, and it’s found in many grains, including wheat, barley, rye, oats, spelt and kamut. These gluten proteins constitute as much as 80 percent of the protein in wheat. Non-grass grains such as corn and rice do not contain these proteins and are not gluten-based foods, despite the fact that they are often categorized this way. So, those who are trying to eliminate gluten are still able to consume rice and corn. Gluten intolerance is caused by incomplete digestion of gliadin proteins.
Neal Barnard, MD, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered
Gluten is a natural protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. It is nutritious, providing healthful protein for the body. However, just as some people are sensitive to strawberries or peanuts, some people (about one in ten adults) react to gluten, too. For them, it is important to avoid gluten-containing foods.
Margaret Floyd, Nutrition & Dietetics, answeredGluten is the primary protein in wheat, rye, and barley. This seemingly harmless protein has become one of the top allergens, and many people are sensitive to gluten without realizing it. This wouldn't be problematic if gluten weren't so ubiquitous in processed foods.
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Gluten is a form of protein found in many grains, such as wheat, barley, and rye.
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Susan Taylor, Nutrition & Dietetics, answeredGluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and related cereal grains such as triticale, spelt, and kamut. If you are diagnosed with celiac disease, even a small amount of gluten can be harmful. With celiac disease, foods containing gluten are poorly absorbed due to damage to the small intestine. By making the lifelong commitment to strictly follow a gluten-free diet and avoid foods containing wheat, rye, barley, commercial oats and related cereal grains, your small intestine is able to heal.
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, which is the base ingredient in most of our pasta and breads, says Arthur Agatston, MD, author of the South Beach Diet Gluten Solution.