Gluten-Free: Food trend or medical must?
While studies are finding that the number of patients with celiac disease have quadrupled in the past 50 years, celebrities, like Kim Kardashian, say they use gluten-free diets for weight loss. With the demand for gluten-free food growing quickly, and the price for gluten-free products reliably higher than that of their with-gluten counterparts, it’s no surprise that gluten-free food sales are expected to reach $5 billion a year by 2015. But the sudden rise in demand for gluten-free food makes you wonder: how much of the gluten-free boom is based on medical musts, and how much is fueled by food trends. In this informative infographic, we’ve looked at who is eating gluten-free, who’s making gluten-free and just what all the fuss is about.