Thanks to Miley Cyrus and other celebrities in the news living gluten-free has gone from a little known restrictive diet, to something as trendy as gel nail polish. From celebrity tweets about food allergies to debunk weight loss rumors, to a snide mention in a t.v. commercial, it cannot be denied any longer that pop culture has began to take notice of the gluten-free lifestyle. Like anything that seems exclusive, the gluten-free lifestyle has the perfect ingredients to appeal to impressionable consumers, easy to make fun of, and perfectly fits into the media driven fad diets that are out there. So much so, that the gluten-free hipsters might not like that celebrities and their followers are adopting it, blindly unaware of the real health conditions behind it.
Some may snicker at Miley’s comments and all the media hype that followed it, but we think it’s a good thing! Especially considering so many people are truly unaware of various food intolerance’s, speciality diets, and Celiacs Disease for that matter. So although these jabs in pop culture or celebrity tweets do not do enough to explain the real benefits and reasons behind the diet — it’s a start in the right direction for Gluten Free living to become more in the forefront of mainstream consciousness.
The Simpsons: The Brown Burrito worker is nervously sorting tortillas by corn, flour, no gluten.
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