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3 Gluten Myths

A few years ago, you probably didn't even know that the stuff that gives bread its chewy texture had a name. Gluten is naturally found in wheat, barley and rye, and humans have been eating it for about 10,000 years, maybe longer. Nevertheless, in recent years gluten has become the latest nutritional boogeyman. Here are 3 myths about gluten.


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