@tightwad I do not concur. No humans can fully digest all components of gluten (namely a protein called gliadin), but most humans pass undigested gliadin as waste product.
In certain humans, undigested gliadin reacts with a digestive enzyme and triggers varying levels of autoimmune reactions. Among causal theories, the one which seems most plausible to me is the gliadin/transglutaminase autoimmune reaction is caused by a genetic anomaly in the affected human.
But this affects a percentage of humans, not all humans.
@tightwad I love gluten. I’m very tolerant of it. Very few people have a problem with gluten. The whole “drop gluten” fad is mostly based on new agey pseudoscience , like the magnetic bracelets people were wearing a few decades ago.
Some people benefit from cutting back on the kind of unhealthy foods that gluten is frequently in… But it’s frequently not the gluten itself that’s the bad guy.
@tightwad I read an article by some French doctor that said the proteins in modern (engineered) varieties of wheat (and some other grains) are not the same as the proteins of ancient varieties and thus are not processed by humans in the same way. I’m no expert, but it was interesting.
@ruouttaurmind@OnionSoup@macromeh@f00l I should have included some emojis…as I agree with you that “Gluten Intolerance” is an annoying fad (magentic bracelets at least weren’t annoying) and that those few who are actually allergic are an unfortunate minority. Personally I am avoiding gluten in that my typical source is donuts and crap…need to drop the 10lbs I put on since Christmas…
@f00l@macromeh@OnionSoup@ruouttaurmind@tightwad me tooooo- I could go for a big delicious donut right now… it’s not even been a week without bread or sugar, I am so craving it. Mmmm a bear claw sounds so good. Or a big maple bar. No! An apple fritter. Light on the apple, heavy on the frit.
@f00l@macromeh@moonhat@OnionSoup@ruouttaurmind Funny thing…those are some of my least favorite donuts. My preference is plain glazed, or better yet, plain sugared! I like savory too…chips and salsa, garlic bread (get the hence Satan). I just checked my watch…I am 8 hours into my new eating plan…
@f00l@macromeh@OnionSoup@ruouttaurmind@tightwad I’m only about 50 or so hours in. Ugh. Glazed sounds wonderful too. I like an old fashioned and to eat the outside part off so then it’s the inside ring left, damn it. I gotta stop this talk