Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Is coffee a problem for celiacs? Probably not

I've noticed a hot new topic in the celiac Facebook group is an article from some website called the "Healthy Home Economist" warning that celiacs and others with gluten sensitivities shouldn't drink coffee.

I assumed this was complete junk, but I didn't have any evidence to support that. Fortunately, someone on Facebook posted a link to the University of Chicago's Celiac Disease Center's view on dangers of coffee and other drinks for celiacs. This leading research center says these fears are "devoid of any scientific basis."

Yes, coffees can possibly be dangerous if you order a flavored coffee that contains gluten. But basic black coffee itself is gluten free. I don't have any plans to stop drinking it.

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