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Did you know Italy is a gluten-free friendly country?

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Italy is maybe the country with highest gluten intake per capita in the world.

Despite this fact there is a huge awarness about the gluten free subject and there are many options to go out to eat all around the country.

There is even a subside from the governement for people with celiac disease to buy gluten free food.

Very interesting example coming from a very unexpected place.

If you were planning to go to Italy maybe this is good news!

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“Nearly 4,000 gluten-free restaurants officially recognized by the Italian Celiac Association (AIC).
There’s a great deal of public awareness in Italy about celiac disease. The Italian government offers celiac patients vouchers to buy gluten-free food — up to 140 euros per month.

It’s not that there’s a greater prevalence of celiac disease — 1 percent of Italians have it, on par with the rest of the world. Rather, it’s that gluten is everywhere you look. And in a country where the dinner table is at the center of social life, not being able to enjoy gluten is like having a beach allergy in Hawaii.”

 

Source: http://www.npr.org
Author: CHRISTOPHER LIVESAY
Read the full article going herehttp://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/08/23/433430664/italy-land-of-pizza-and-pasta-is-gluten-free-friendly

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