Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Gluten-Free News and Article Round-up - April

Hello again, readers!

In this post, we are gathering up some of the most recent news and articles relating to gluten-free living to pass along to you.  There's always new information coming out related to celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and gluten-free living, and we want to put this information in one easy-to-find location.

  • A recent study has been released suggesting those with celiac disease are nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with heart disease as those who don't have the autoimmune disease.  The study uses information from over 22 million people, including 24,000 people who have been diagnosed with celiac disease.  Read more about this study here (from WebMD 3/29/2014)
  • The Celiac Disease Foundation (Southern California chapter) is hosting a gluten-free Food & Wine event on April 27th in El Segundo, CA.  Tickets start at $65, and for more information, click here (from Celiac Disease Foundation)
  • For those of you in the Allentown, PA area, Coca-Cola Park (Home of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs!) now has a gluten-free food stand!  Offering gluten-free beer, pulled chicken and pork sandwiches on gluten-free rolls, a baked potato bar, and other foods, the park hopes to reach out to all baseball fans, even those with gluten intolerance.  More information here! (from Lehigh Valley News 4/8/14)
  • With the amount of people diagnosed with celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and wheat allergy on the rise, grocery stores are responding.  The amount of gluten-free products on shelves is rising, which is awesome, but the cost of gluten-free products can be 2-3 times more than non-gf foods.  Read more here!  (From Fox Business 3/19/14)
Here at Euforia, we're excited to announce some gluten-free news of our own!  We are about to release a gluten-free pound cake!  For those of you who like to do your own baking, we are about to release a gluten-free flour perfect for baking at home!