Studies now show that more and more people are being diagnosed with Celiac disease. A disease that virtually no one had heard of 10 years ago. The disease usually requires people to begin a gluten-free diet.
According to a CBS/AP article “Dr. Joseph Murray, a gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and his team looked at blood samples taken from Americans in the 1950s and compared them with samples taken from people today and determined it wasn’t just better diagnosis driving up the numbers. Celiac disease actually was increasing. Indeed, the research confirms estimates that about 1 percent of U.S. adults have it today, making it four times more common now than it was 50 years ago.”
The article continues to note that 1.4 million people may not be aware they have the disease and an additional 1.6 million in America adhere to a gluten-free diet even though they have not been diagnosed with Celiac disease.
Whether for specific health conditions or because people are attempting to eat less processed food, the demand for gluten-free options in the grocery story and your favorite restaurants has exploded. Tommy Vaughn’s Grill is happy to announce a new section to our menu for patrons looking for a gluten-free option when they eat out.
Burger Patty with Cottage Cheese Stuffed Tomato
Shrimp Skewer with Asparagus
Chicken Breast with Asparagus and baked Potato
Pan Seared Flat Iron Steak with Baked Potato and Vegetables
House Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing
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