Finding Gluten Free Restaurants

Celiac disease is a disease that is also known as gluten intolerance. Statistically, it affects 1 out of every 133 Americans. Symptoms of this disease include the classic features such as weight loss, malnutrition and diarrhea then progress to the latent symptoms which are isolated nutrient deficits without the inclusion of any GIT symptoms. European people (especially those Northern Europeans) are predisposed to be affected by this disease. But recent findings have concluded that Hispanic, Asians and Black descent are also vulnerable to the disease.

People afflicted with this disease are having a hard time dining out in restaurants since they are not sure if the food there are really gluten-free.  Usually people employ a two-pronged approach regarding this matter.  First and foremost, there are many and varying number of restaurants and food chains that have special menu that cater to the gluten-free customers. Second, internet resources are constantly in touch with places harboring nutrition-specific food chains that share their own knowledge regarding this matter. What more can you ask for, I mean people who can empathize with you and have firsthand experiences on this disease?

One a much brighter note, a large number of top tier restaurant food chains have decided to provide people a complete gluten free menu for their food list. Moreover, the staffs who are employed in these said restaurants have a background as to what the disease is all about. This will remove any doubt and fears that the customers may feel.

Among the many prominent and famous restaurants that have gluten-free menus are Carraba’s Italian Grill, Outback Steakhouse and Olive Garden.

Save the large and nationally known food chains, every city in every state has establishments that offer varied degrees of support to the celiac community. This fact proves that there will be a whole lot more of sharing of ideas and knowledge in the near future for and among the celiac community.

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