Gluten-Free Snacking with Nut-Thins®

September 21, 2020

A gluten-free diet is essential for managing signs and symptoms of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. While it’s become a more common diet option, it has historically been difficult for gluten-free eaters to find tasty snacks. Luckily, Blue Diamond's line of gluten-free and wheat-free Nut-Thins® let you stay gluten free without sacrificing flavor.

What is Gluten-Free?

A gluten-free diet is one that strictly excludes and avoids gluten, a protein found in most grains, that can trigger health problems for those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities. The grains that most commonly trigger issues are wheat, barley, rye, and triticale, and those with a gluten-free diet know how prevalent those grains can be. The main reasons to seek out gluten-free food options are:

  • Celiac disease – An autoimmune disorder in which gluten consumption can trigger immune system activity that damages the lining of the small intestine.
  • Non-celiac gluten sensitivity – Can cause some systems associate with celiac disease, including abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, “foggy brain”, rash, or headache.
  • Gluten ataxia – An autoimmune disorder than can cause problems with muscle control.
  • Wheat allergies – Like any other food allergy, this can result in congestion, breathing difficulties, and other symptoms.

Are Nut-Thins® Certified Gluten-Free?

Yes, Nut-Thins® are certified gluten-free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO). The GFCO certification mark stands for the independent verification of quality and integrity, and products that carry the mark represent unmatched reliability for meeting the strictest of gluten-free standards. Each box of Nut-Thins® carries this certification to ensure that you’re snacking gluten-free!

Don’t Sacrifice Flavor

Following a gluten-free diet doesn’t have to mean eating bland snacks. Browse the wide selection of Nut-Thin®’s bold flavors, find them in-store, or buy them online to upgrade your next gluten-free snack session.

Sources:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/gluten-free-diet/art-20048530

https://gfco.org/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gluten-free_diet

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