Even sausages, usually bulked out with breadcrumbs, can be bought by people wanting to avoid gluten. According to the Food Standards Agency, only an estimated 1 per cent of the population is classified as coeliacs — yet this market is growing by 15 per cent every year and is worth £238 million annually. The authors of a recent paper in the British Medical Journal suggest that the surge in gluten-free living has come about because its products are not only sought by coeliacs, but by people watching their weight.
Ever since low-carbohydrate diets took the nation by storm ten years ago, carbs — which include bread, pasta, potatoes, starchy vegetables and rice — became a dirty word for anyone trying to shed the pounds.
The result is that gluten-free bread can actually add pounds to your waistline.
Sarah Sleet, from Coeliac UK, agrees that, on the whole, ‘gluten-free fresh breads are higher in fat compared with breads containing gluten.
Michael-Jon 'Matt' Hickey, who's also charged with multiple counts of rape after three alleged victims came forward in the wake of the porn scam, is being sued by the Washington State Attorney General.
The complaint states that Hickey set up a fake online identity, 'Deja Stwalley,' and pretended to be part of a women-led legitimate porn recruiting business in order to lure women into having sex with him.
The final part of the audition process was an 'attitude test' which required the women to have sex with Hickey, the suit alleges.But giving up bread, pizza, pasta and cakes, which all contain gluten — a gluey protein found in wheat, barley and rye — is not as easy as they make it seem, especially when you don’t have a personal chef to whip you up tasty alternatives.Walk into any supermarket and you’ll find at least one aisle stacked with gluten-free foods — everything from fusilli pasta to fruity flapjacks.Hickey promised that a written review of each woman's performance would be included in her portfolio which would help her land jobs in the adult entertainment industry.In reality, the Attorney General states, Hickey had no ties to the porn industry and the whole set up was simply an elaborate scam for his own benefit.'This is one of the most egregious scams I've seen as Attorney General,' Ferguson said.