In recent years, the gluten-free market has boomed. According to the Food Standards Agency, the British gluten-free market is worth £238 million annually, and grew by more than 15% from 2012 to 2013.
Put simply, more and more people are swapping traditional pastas, breads and pizza for gluten-free products, which are available in all shapes and forms in our supermarkets.
The question is however, are these alternative foods healthy, and is ditching gluten for good really going to make a difference to our health and well-being?
Here is a simple guide to gluten and what it could mean to you:
What is gluten?
Gluten is a protein found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye. It is what makes pizza dough stretchy and gives bread its spongy texture.
Can it affect our health?
Traditionally, gluten has been avoided by sufferers of