22 May Win Gluten-Free Pretzels!
There’s a lot of hubbub and misinformation swarming about Celiac disease. Since May is National Celiac Awareness Month, it’s a great time to understand the basics. Then enter to win delicious gluten-free pretzels by Mary’s Gone Crackers.
What’s Celiac Disease?
Celiac disease is a digestive disorder that damages the lining of the small intestine. As a result, many vitamin and minerals don’t get absorbed properly leading to nutrient deficiencies.
Celiac disease is found in about 1 in every 133 people, with many folks going undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Individuals with Celiac disease don’t have the ability to properly digest gluten, which is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. If you think you or a loved one may have Celiac disease check out this symptom checklist and bring it to your doctor.
Having to follow a gluten-free diet can be quite challenging. Gluten is found in many foods, as well as in some alcohol, medications, vitamins, and even lipstick. Gluten can be hidden in many processed foods, sauces, and marinades and even in meat and dairy products. The only treatment for Celiac disease is 100% avoidance of gluten. Ingesting even small traces of it can lead to uncomfortable side effects. One of the hardest parts of following this diet is finding gluten-free alternatives to favorite foods that taste good and are good for you.
In honor of National Celiac Awareness Month I wanted to give away a gluten-free food that I find tasty. I recently discovered Mary’s Gone Crackers Pretzel Sticks and thought it’d be a perfect fit.
Many gluten-free products tend to be highly processed and made from refined grains. Fiber is one nutrient many can fall short on when eating gluten-free. Mary’s Gone Cracker products contain whole grains, such as quinoa, brown rice, amaranth and millet. A 1-ounce serving provides 550 milligrams of omega-3s, along with 4 grams each of fiber and protein, making them perfect for a mid-afternoon snack. They’re a great gluten-free substitute for traditional pretzels and even if you don’t eat gluten-free, you can still enjoy them.
Enter to Win
I am offering one lucky commenter 3 (7.5 ounce) bags of the Mary’s Gone Crackers pretzels –one bag in each flavor – Sea Salt, Curry and Chipotle Tomato.
Enter in the comments for your chance to win. Tell me “Which Mary’s Gone Crackers product is your favorite or which would you like to try?”
The contest begins 11:30 AM EST today, and ends on Wednesday 5/23/12 at 5:00 PM EST. You may only comment once to be considered and don’t need to purchase anything to win. Be sure to include your email address in the “Email” field when posting your comment so I can let you know if you won. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. Prize sponsored by Mary’s Gone Crackers. Find them on Facebook and twitter.