Data showing the gluten free trend is dying
Here is data showing that the gluten free trend is dying but celiac disease awareness continues to remain flat.
I don’t often look at Google Trends (yes, it’s a real thing) but when I do, I always look to see how often the term “gluten free” is searched over the term “Celiac Disease”. It’s my opinion that the gluten free trend is dying and celiac disease awareness continues to remain flat and Google proves my argument. I am thankful for the increased trend in the term gluten free. I can now shop at virtually any grocery store and find gluten free labels on boxes and even on store shelves. Ask your grocery manager about their gluten free products and more than likely they will walk with pride showing you all they have to offer. Even my dog has gluten free options now (talk about trendy). What I don’t like is the way I feel when I order gluten free food or even ask about a “special” (YOU MUST DO AIR QUOTES) gluten free section. I am not that trendy guy who eats bark and drinks wheat grass. Wait! Is wheat grass safe to drink? Yes it is, because some registered dietitian told me that the gluten protein has not fully developed yet. Only a gluten dork would know that, as my little sister would say. Now that the trend is over or at least dying, lets start focusing on the bigger issue; Celiac Disease. Every time I have to explain to somebody that celiac disease affects 1 out of 133 people and only 3% know they have it, I get the big eyed response; why don’t I already know this? Nevertheless, lets continue to focus on gluten intolerance and Celiac Disease awareness and leave the bark eating to the hipsters.