A decade ago, it was rare for individuals other than those who suffered from Celiac Disease to cut gluten from their diets voluntarily. People with Celiac Disease, roughly 1 percent of the American population, are “allergic” to gluten per-se, a protein commonly found in barley, wheat and rye. Another 6 percent of the population is classified as being gluten intolerant. In the past, these were really the only individuals cutting gluten from their diets.
However, fast forward 10 years, and it’s as if voluntarily becoming gluten-free is the new diet trend. Some scientists claim that gluten can be damaging to the small intestine for not only this 7 percent of the country, but for everyone. For this reason, more and more people are beginning to cut gluten from their diets.
The Gluten Free Lifestyle Trend
This way of eating has become not only a diet craze in America, but many individuals are choosing to make it part of their permanent lifestyle after experiencing the health benefits of living a gluten-free life. Although some people are skeptical of the gluten-free diet, it looks like the craze is here to stay. The New York Times reported that more than 25 percent of Americans reported that they’re looking to cut down their gluten intake and/or eliminate it completely from their eating habits.
Many people who have cut gluten from their diets have a hard time dining out at restaurants, because, when you think about it, gluten really seems to be in everything and some restaurants don’t cater to creating specialized orders for patrons. However, many restaurants are beginning to take notice and implement alternatives to satisfy this customer base.
Chronic Tacos: Safe for Gluten-Free Eaters
Noticing the gluten-free trend, Chronic Tacos conducted a focus group study about what customers in their stores want dietary wise. Chronic Tacos found that what their customers really wanted in their stores were gluten-free menu options, so they listened.
All Chronic Tacos locations have rolled out gluten-free menu options to satisfy their customer base. Chronic Tacos gluten-free menu items include salads, taquitos and tacos made out of corn tortillas instead of flour. Although burritos naturally have gluten in them, Chronic Tacos offers gluten-free customers the option of turning their burritos into bowls, eliminating the gluten. Chronic Tacos has an array of gluten-free salad dressings including Jalapeno ranch and Chipotle lime vinaigrette to top salads with. Chronic Tacos also has menu options that are vegetarian and vegan-friendly, making them more appealing options to an even wider American customer base.
For more information about the authentic Mexican items that Chronic Tacos offers, visit the Chronic Tacos website.
Posted on 11/13/2014 at 12:00:00 AM