Beer and Gluten

Discussion in 'Driver Health' started by Gulf, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. Gulf

    Gulf Medium Load Member

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    Just for any of your beer drinkers out there, when you're off-duty or out of the truck, who have an issue with gluten.

    I didn't discover I was sensitive to gluten until was older, almost 50. And I did some research and found that it is not uncommon to develop a gluten intolerance when you are older. I don't have full-blown Celiac's disease which means you can't have any gluten at all without problems. But too much gluten does give me digestive problems.

    I tend to avoid bread and things with a lot of grain. I make my own bread when I'm home. Beer can have a lot of gluten also. But Corona actually has less than 20ppm of gluten which makes it "gluten free" by legal standards but still not good for Celiacs. So if you're just gluten-insensitive, Corona is a good choice if you still want to drink beer.
    Is Corona Beer Gluten Free? - GlutenBee
     
  2. Intothesunset

    Intothesunset Road Train Member

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    I like both.
    But too much of anything is not good. I think the Americans meat and starch diet is the main reason for most health issues. And then there is smoking which is another topic. America is the most obese country in the world. But many others are catching up.
    I thought other nations would not follow our foul ups but it seems they want what we have. So good luck with that.
     
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  3. tarmadilo

    tarmadilo Light Load Member

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    There’s a pretty good beer by Widmer called Omission that’s functionally gluten free.
     
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    Intothesunset Road Train Member

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  5. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    I've been noticing "chicken skin" lately. Keratin builds up in the hair follicle and makes a bump in the skin, one sign of gluten intolerance.

    Cheap beer seems to be ok, so far. A sub sandwich is worse.
     
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  6. Old-school trucker

    Old-school trucker Light Load Member

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  7. Gumboslef9384

    Gumboslef9384 Light Load Member

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    Beer doesnt bother me but a sub will burn a fire in my stomach hotter than hell
     
  8. tarmadilo

    tarmadilo Light Load Member

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    I’d also note that my wife (who has a significant gluten intolerance if not actually celiac disease) finds sourdough bread perfectly digestible with no problems.
     
  9. FearTheCorn

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