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, you’re not the only one that feels searching for answers online turns out way less productive than you thought it was going to be. You’re also not alone if you came up empty-handed or even felt exhausted but the experience.
With so much information out there, it can be challenging to find what you’re looking for. Once you do, there’s also deciding whether the information is fact or opinion.
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 alone1.
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 finding gluten-free 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) instructs users to check the label for a specific ingredient that could make it not gluten free. 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 that’s been recently diagnosed
- Help plan office meals, parties, or potlucks
- Bake for their child’s school
- Contribute to community events or picnics
Food allergies and intolerances are serious health issues and aren’t 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.
Note: before you put a lot of effort into your dish, make sure to ask your guest specifics on how to proceed. This list of do’s and don’ts by Verywell Fit may be helpful when cooking for / entertaining your gluten-free guest.
Gluten Free 24/7 helps individuals dealing with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities identify and shop for safe, gluten-free foods.
It can be difficult to know which foods are safe. 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! Click here and scroll down for our app store listings.
1 – Google results from August 7, 2020
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