You and your family can rest assured knowing that all TRP products are certainly gluten-free. Maybe you were recently diagnosed with celiac disease. Or a classmate of your child’s can’t eat gluten. You may have noticed restaurant menu selections marked as gluten-free or all the foods in natural food stores that are labeled gluten free. Whatever the reason, you want to know, “what exactly does gluten-free mean?” A gluten-free diet is called a gluten-free diet because the grains that must be avoided all contain a protein called gluten.
Most people who follow a gluten-free diet have celiac disease, a serious genetically-based autoimmune disease. When gluten is eaten by a person with celiac disease, it triggers an immune system reaction that damages the lining of the small intestine. When the lining of the small intestine is damaged, nutrients cannot be properly absorbed. Once gluten is completely removed from the diet, the intestine can heal.