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Gluten-Free Ohio Aims to Dish Out Feel-Good Fare

GFO LogoGluten-Free Ohio, a website and resource geared toward Ohioans following the gluten-free lifestyle, just launched. The site will offer free recipes, tips, and information for people who have eliminated or reduced gluten from their diets. Most of its featured breakfast, entrée, soup, snack, dessert, and side dish recipes will contain natural, minimally processed ingredients and no refined sugars.

The gluten-free movement is gaining a lot of attention. Nearly 18 million Americans are believed to have gluten sensitivities1. An estimated 3 million Americans have celiac disease (an autoimmune disorder in the digestive system) but 97% of those who have it arenʼt diagnosed2. Thirty percent of adults find gluten-free food appealing3, and the gluten-free category is expected to reach $6.6 billion by 20174.

“After becoming gluten-free, I was terrified that Iʼd never enjoy food again,” said Alexandra Fox, creator of Gluten-Free Ohio. “Iʼm now cooking the best meals of my life and have really evolved in the kitchen. Itʼs an adventure.”

Fox became gluten-free in August of 2013, after being diagnosed with gluten sensitivity. She decided to launch Gluten-Free Ohio after being inspired by gluten-free cookbooks, products, and networks. Moving forward, she hopes to expand the site to include local contributing writers and feature stories.Thunderballs

Anyone who is interested in contributing to Gluten-Free Ohio should email info@glutenfreeohio.com.

  1.  celiaccenter.org/gluten_faq.asp
  2. cureceliacdisease.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/CDCFactSheets8_FactsFigures.pdf
  3. huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/06/gluten-free-diet_n_2818954.html
  4. newhope360.com/managing-your-business/7-gluten-free-statistics-you-need-know
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