Gluten-free foods are popping up all over and not just in specialty health food stores. I've seen them in mainstream grocery stores, on restaurant menus, and even on beer lists at bars. Gluten-free is well on its way to becoming a household catch phrase, which is great news for the one in 133 people suffering from celiac disease, which means they're allergic to wheat, rye, barley, and possibly oats.
To raise awareness for this condition, this weekend, May 22 and 23, is the first ever Gluten-Free Challenge. The Gluten Intolerance Group is teaming up with Pamela's Products, and asking everyone to avoid foods containing gluten for those two days. Why go gluten free? It's not because it's healthier, but it's to raise awareness of this condition, so that people can understand firsthand what it's like for people who can't eat gluten. It's also a way you can show your support to a friend or family member who has celiac. Do you think going gluten-free for two days would be difficult or a cinch? Are you going to try?