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Submitted: 07/27/2014
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User avatar #6 - shallowandpedantic (07/27/2014) [-]
It's in a lot of fat **** staple foods like cakes, dough, pizza, junk food etc.... So correlations will exist with gluten intake and being a fat useless cunt. That and our consumption of it can be a bit high at times. Like salt, too much of one particular thing can cause irritations and imbalance in your digestive system. In 50 years time it's likely that soda, gluten, and numerous things we see as snacks will be treated with the same disdain as cigarettes are today. It's just the way of things. Imagine an 80 year old today saying they want to smoke and they don't care about the effects. That will be us with an old fashioned coke and pizza combo in the future.

In short, gluten can cause digestive issues which aren't fully understood and the media tends to make people stupid. In manageable quantities most people will not experience any side effects of gluten intake.
#15 to #6 - justtocomment (07/29/2014) [-]
If you do not have a medical aversion to gluten (like an allergy or certain diseases) the only digestive problems it can cause are those caused by eating too much food in general.
The only reason this caught on is because advertising. Plain and simple. A bunch of cases of hernias were linked to gluten allergies, so suddenly every non-grain product was able to say they didn't have gluten. It's like when foods say "NO ADDED CORN SYRUP!" it's not because the corn syrup is bad, it's because bad things happened to a few people who ate the corn syrup and advertising execs were able to fear-monger the backlash.
If you aren't allergic, gluten is a non-offensive protein that isn't necessary but doesn't hurt to ingest. Plain and simple. But if I can sell the same cookie to a million people by slapping a "Gluten Free" sticker on it, why the hell wouldn't I?
#8 to #6 - eveophelia (07/27/2014) [-]
Right... so... with that, it mainly just affects people with certain conditions and people are just more or less freaking out about it because this thing is now (sorta-kinda) coming into light in medical research?
User avatar #11 to #8 - shallowandpedantic (07/27/2014) [-]
Problem with the current medical research is there are too many variables. People who eat too much gluten are prone to eating too much other **** as well. In these situations a research group could come to either conclusion based on different (but still valid) statistical testing. In order to do a proper test you would need a large number of people all living similar lives and the only difference is gluten intake. Then decades of this to fully explore the effects. this is not a possibility. Currently the best way to do this research is to look at very large data sets and identify patterns. so far they link gluten intake with health issues associated with other things as well. So a lot of wishy washy research is going on and people make what they want of it.

An example. Research suggested drinking cola is bad for your bones due to acid content of the drink entering the blood stream. More cola = worse bones. Further research suggested that this wasn't caused by the acid. It was displacement of milk from the diet of the children. So more cola = less milk. It is even possible that both are minor causes. Not enough evidence to say for sure.
#12 to #11 - eveophelia (07/27/2014) [-]
Right.. I figured as much! I've been reading that there's a whole lot of... variables in play here, far too many to consider really. So that helps based on what you've said. I'll try not to waste any more of your time, though. Thank you for your input!
Right.. I figured as much! I've been reading that there's a whole lot of... variables in play here, far too many to consider really. So that helps based on what you've said. I'll try not to waste any more of your time, though. Thank you for your input!
#18 - bioconstriculative (08/03/2014) [-]
Because people are fokin stupid.
User avatar #2 - ubercookieboy (07/27/2014) [-]
Foods containing gluten are typically unhealthy.

Some people cannot digest Gluten and have problems when they try to.

Some sources claim gluten can cause "Leaky gut syndrome" which proposes gluten can cause an array of life changing illness and diseases.
#4 to #2 - eveophelia (07/27/2014) [-]
I mean... sure.. there are some people with problems. And those people I get. But that allegedly doesn't affect a whole lot of people. So why so many people are now "I'm going to be gluten-free now!" is beyond me. It doesn't seem particularly bad, honestly. Unless, like you said, somebody actually has a problem with it in their system somewhere.
User avatar #5 to #4 - ubercookieboy (07/27/2014) [-]
Cause like I said, foods containing gluten are usually unhealthy and it may cause micro-perforations in your intestines, essentially making gluten inflammatory.
#7 to #5 - eveophelia (07/27/2014) [-]
Right... but I've been reading up on it a bit (of course, but second, third, and nineteenth opinions are great, that's why I posted this) and there's no direct evidence supporting that... or so the story goes. It might be related to foods with gluten, but not the case? I'm not sure. Not trying to cause an argument or anything, just trying to understand, y'know. Apologies if I'm being obnoxious.
User avatar #9 to #7 - ubercookieboy (07/27/2014) [-]
I cut out nearly all of the gluten in my diet and it feels like my intestines are empty. No pressure down there at all. I feel much more energetic to boot.

Gross spoiler - I don't even need toilet paper anymore. Every time I wipe it comes back clean.
#10 to #9 - eveophelia (07/27/2014) [-]
Huh.. well then! I guess if it works.
#1 - anon (07/27/2014) [-]
Apparently gluten = early death.

There are people who supposedly want to live to be 120 and think that avoiding gluten will get them there.
#3 to #1 - eveophelia (07/27/2014) [-]
Yeah... it just really doesn't make any sense to me. I mean... people are in their hundreds now and probably don't give two ***** about this.
User avatar #17 - finblob (08/02/2014) [-]
Because some people can't consume gluten which is in most breads and pastry things.
If eaten and you're allergic to it it can give you very bad stomach pains.
User avatar #14 - orkanoidz (07/29/2014) [-]
I have celiac disease and what is this **** ?
#19 - justtocomment (08/23/2014) [-]
Because some people picked up on it for a number of reasons, including false diet plans that swore that swearing off gluten was a good idea (which is like cutting bread from your diet, something people do often to lose weight). So a bunch of people started this new fad diet, and suddenly a bunch of people made witty comments about how silly a gluten free diet is to the average person.
Then less witty people made more aggressive comments on the matter and then ignorant people saw a joke and got upset. Suddenly it became akin to Starbucks - it has nothing to do with the hipster culture but it's trending to bash on it for being a hipster culture icon.
User avatar #16 - hemomagus (08/02/2014) [-]
because hipsters want another way to annoy us. "myes i buy my stuff GLUTEN FREE, its so mcuh healthier huehueheu"
User avatar #13 - meatax (07/28/2014) [-]
Basically gluten is the next "trendy enemy" there are so many toxic things we as a population eat that people save time by addressing things one at a time. The overall idea is that people are too stupid to comprehend all of the issues. In ten years people will be saying "make sure you supplement yourself with enzymes" or "don't use microwaves." Personally it saddens me that many people are kept ignorant. After doing a TON of research, I actually was able to link my "ADHD" to a poor diet, along with other health issues I've had. Since the change I feel better and almost all issues have subsided. So the most important thing is to get educated.
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