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Defining Gluten: Do you know what gluten really is?

👤 🕔 June 4, 2014

Do you really know what gluten is? Most know that gluten is in wheat and grains but what exactly is it!? Jimmy Kimmel shows us how uninformed some Americans really are with this humorous segment.

With up to 3 million Americans adjusting their diets, because they have celiacs disease, it is important for America to get informed. Gluten is the mixture of two proteins: Glutelin and Gliadin. For people with celiacs disease, these proteins mix into gluten and produce antibodies that attack and damage the lining of the small intestine. These proteins mix naturally in wheat, rye, barley, and cross-bred hybrids of these grains.

So get informed with this fun video!

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