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Having a gluten allergy is no picnic, especially since most picnics involve eating lots and lots of bread. So, to further enlighten the gluten-eating community, we asked people with a gluten intolerance to school us on the most common questions thrown at them. Below, the Q's and the honest A's, though we left out the part of the answer where they sigh loudly before repeating themselves for the millionth time.
Educate yourself on the nitty-gritty of gluten-free living below:
Are you actually allergic to gluten, or are you just on a weird diet?
"I am actually allergic. There are so many cheaper ways to lose weight!"
So being gluten-free is expensive, huh?
"It can be, but as long as you don't go overboard on purchasing super-expensive fresh vegetables, you can make it work. Plus, if things go bad, you can always just eat buckets of tapioca."
Don't you miss pizza?
"Not really -- pizza with gluten-free crust isn't that bad. Just kidding, there's a huge hole in my soul where pizza used to be."
Oh you can't have that, because it's got rice!
"Not true! Rice itself is completely safe, we just have to look out for what's mixed into it. Like RAZOR BLADES. Or seasoned mixes made with wheat products, or whatever."
Wait, can you have potatoes?
"Potatoes are also naturally gluten-free. Just please don't coat my baked potato in flour to make it crispier."
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