Understanding the needs of those with Celiac disease

Celiac disease is an often-painful digestive disease that damages the small intestine, making it less able to absorb nutrients.

It runs in families and is sometimes triggered for the first time after surgery, pregnancy, childbirth, viral infection or severe emotional stress. People with Celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley.

The treatment for Celiac disease is a lifelong gluten-free diet. This means giving up more than just bread. Gluten can be hiding in many foods, including processed meats, soups, salad dressings, pickles and snack flavorings. It can even be found in everyday products such as stamp and envelope adhesives, medicines and vitamins.

Rest assured that every flavor of Riceworks is gluten-free. Our crisps add variety to a gluten-free diet and have become a favorite snack within the Celiac community. Riceworks is proudly listed on www.glutenfreechecklist.com

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