Short And Sweet TED-Ed Explainer Gives The Lowdown On Gluten

06/04/2015 04:22 am ET | Updated Jun 04, 2015

What exactly is gluten and should you be consuming it?

This cute and concise TED-Ed video might offer some answers.

Dr. William D. Chey, a University of Michigan gastroenterologist, partnered with TED to create this animated gluten explainer. In it, you’ll learn about what gluten actually is (a protein composite found in wheat and related grains, like barley and rye), and the difference between a wheat allergy, celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

Watch the informative 5-minute clip in the video above; then click here to watch a fascinating video showing what gluten really does to your food.

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