Amy Meyers, MD
September 9, 2014

Are you curious to know what’s really happening inside your body when you eat your morning bagel or bowl of cereal?

What is gluten?
Gluten is a protein made up of the peptides gliadin and glutenin and it is found in many grains such as wheat, semolina, spelt, kamut, rye and barley.

Gluten (from Latin, “glue”) is a protein that gives bread its airy and fluffy texture and dough its sticky texture. It’s also used as a stabilizing agent in many processed foods, such as salad dressings and mayonnaise. It’s in almost everything from beauty products to packaged foods to medications and supplements.

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