Have you ever heard the term infobesity? Macmillan Dictionary defines it as “an excess of information, especially when this makes it more difficult or impossible to make rational decisions.”
In other words, let me tell you, you’re not the only one that feels finding answers online was less productive than you thought it was going to be. You’re also not alone if you came up empty-handed or have felt exhausted.
With so much information and opinions out there it can be challenging to find what you’re looking for. For those recently diagnosed with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease, this can be especially overwhelming. A simple query of “what foods are gluten free” brings up 576,000,000 results in Google – with 9 different lists on the first page alone.
That’s why 30pt Design Inc. teamed up with the Canadian Celiac Association to create Gluten Free 24/7.
What is Gluten Free 24/7?
Gluten Free 24/7 is an app created to assist those dealing with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease in shopping for safe, gluten free foods. Users can review ingredients and easily identify the hidden sources of gluten in food products.
It’s a helpful tool to assist users when writing their grocery list or reading up on / planning recipes.
How does it work?
Simply type the name of the ingredient in question into the search bar. A green checkmark beside the name means it’s gluten free. A red “x” means it’s not. While a yellow information symbol (i) means check the label. Users can find more in-depth information by clicking the name of the ingredient.
Who is the app for?
For those recently diagnosed, Gluten Free 24/7 helps take the guesswork out of choosing gluten free foods. One happy user states “My mom just got diagnosed with celiac, and she’s not good with Google or using her phone. But this app is so easy to use and now she can look things up while she’s shopping to help her figure this all out!”
Since the app was designed with those following a gluten free diet in mind, the results are exactly that. No more wading through bits or information, advice, or advertisements to get answers. Even a seasoned pro can benefit.
The app is also great for those without gluten sensitivities or celiac disease who:
- have a loved one or frequent dinner guest / friend recently diagnosed
- help plan office parties / potlucks
- bake for their child’s school
- contribute to community events / picnics
Food allergies and intolerances are a serious health issue and not simply a preference. They can make social situations stressful. Although you may not have food allergies yourself, you can make someone’s day by preparing a gluten free dish or meal and helping them feel included. Before you put a lot of effort into your dish, make sure to ask your guest specifics on how to proceed.
Here’s a list of do’s and don’ts by Verywell Fit that may be helpful when cooking for / entertaining your gluten free guest.
This app helps individuals dealing with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity identify and shop for safe, gluten free foods.
It can be difficult to know which foods contain gluten. However, the Gluten Free 24/7 app takes the guesswork away and makes it easier to maintain a gluten free diet.
Purchase the app today to help you stay gluten free – 24/7!
Check out more of 30pt’s apps here.