At Ze/Lin, one of the major aspects of the business is that they sell gluten free pastries and other baked goods. You may still be on the fence about gluten, or you may not care one way or the other, but here are a few reasons why the Ze/Lin crew promotes the gluten free lifestyle.
It is essential to avoid gluten if you have celiac disease. Now the vast majority of Americans do not have celiac disease, but if you are one of those unfortunate individuals who lives with it, you know that it is absolutely necessary to avoid gluten. When a person with celiac disease eats gluten, their immune system will attack the lining of the small intestine. This leads from side effects such as gas and bloating, to more severe damage like malnutrition and unwanted weight loss. Ze/Lin wants to offer delicious baked goods that those individuals with celiac disease can enjoy too.
Eliminating gluten may actually improve your mental health. In those with celiac disease, headaches and brain fog are often reported as side effects. When a sensitive person eats gluten, inflammatory molecules called cytokines are released, and they are detrimental to brain function. High amounts of these molecules are linked to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Autism.
If you don’t experience any of these symptoms, it probably isn’t necessary to avoid gluten. Ze/Lin offers the more cautious eater gluten-free goods so they can enjoy a variety of snacks without having to endure pain and discomfort.