I may be sitting in an airport, train station or the lobby of a hotel but wherever I am, you can find me reading. That’s when I get to relax, breathe and catch up. Waiting isn’t really that bad!
I’ve just finished reading Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s book The G Free Diet and was amazed at a little tidbit. It mentioned that Citric Acid may set off a Celiac’s tummy troubles.
Of course this sent my mind racing. Citric Acid? Don’t I see that in everything? What is it? Isn’t it just lemon juice? So hello Internet and yes sadly Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citric_acid
So yes it’s found in citrus fruit but NO that’s not what’s in our food. The current manufactured version is created from a mold called aspergillus niger ( in 1893 it was penicillium mold that was used) and sugar (generally corn check The Omnivore’s Dilemma). I know I’m allergic to mold but what does that have to do with Celiac?
So I kept surfing and found another article that says aspergillus niger is actually being studied to help cure celiac symptoms – huh?
So for now I’m going to start paying attention to which of the foods I eat contain citric acid and how I feel after eating them. Well, time to board my plane!
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