What is gfcf?
Gfcf is gluten free/casein free.
What is Gluten?
Gluten is a special type of protein that is commonly found in rye, wheat, and barley. Therefore, it is found in most types of cereals and in many types of bread. Not all foods from the grain family, however, contain gluten. Examples of grains that do not have gluten include wild rice, corn, buckwheat, millet, amaranth, quinoa, teff, oats, soybeans, and sunflower seeds.¹
What is Casein?
Casein is a protein that is found in milk and used independently in many foods as a binding agent. Technically, it is part of a group called phosphoproteins, collections of proteins bound to something containing phosphoric acid. Casein may also be called caseinogen, particularly in European foods.¹
Why is Gluten and Casein “bad”?
It has been implied that partially digested gluten and casein, pass through the stomach and intestines and enter the central nervous system causing a gamut of symptoms. This is said to happen to people with various illnesses ranging from Celiac Disease, Autism, Leaky Gut Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis to Food Allergies and Food Intolerances. The side effects include but are not limited to depression, bloating, spacing out, diarrhea, fatique, stomach pain, hyperactivity, inability to focus, and many more.