The gluten free movement has caught like wildfire in recent years, with many restaurants and grocery stores stocking more and more gluten free items. WrapZone is proud to be among their ranks, with a menu including many gluten free options in Kelowna, Vernon and North Vancouver.
If you have to avoid gluten for health reasons, or if you just prefer to eat gluten free, WrapZone offers delicious gluten free fast food options. From our salads to our ‘unwraps’ you can find a variety of gluten free food in our Kelowna, Vernon and North Vancouver restaurants.
At WrapZone we create our wraps using tortillas that are typically made with wheat flour. The gluten in the flour gives the tortilla its stretchiness which is important to prevent cracking or breaking when making our wraps. We also carry gluten free tortillas as well as our rice bowls and ‘unwraps’ which contain all of the filling of any of our wraps but are served in a bowl.
If you want to learn more about our gluten free menu, or you have other foods you need to stay away from, contact WrapZone today for more information.
What Is Gluten?
Gluten is a protein found in certain grains that helps foods such as breads stick together. It is responsible for the elastic-like texture of dough, and can have very adverse effects on people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities. Not all grains contain gluten. The most common grains that do have gluten include wheat, barley and rye.
Why Avoid Gluten?
There are three main reasons people choose to avoid gluten in the diets: celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and a desire to eat lighter, healthier foods. Some people just have a gluten sensitivity or intolerance. If you are gluten sensitive, your body produces an abnormal response when breaking down gluten during digestion. You may feel some discomfort from eating foods with gluten, but overall your health is not at risk from consuming it.
Celiac disease is an extreme version of gluten intolerance that causes an immune reaction to eating gluten. Eating gluten with celiac disease causes an immune response that damages the intestines and prevents you from absorbing vital nutrients. This can lead to other medical complications.
Other people simply choose not to eat gluten because they feel healthier without it. Some athletes have gone so far as to attribute a gluten free diet with their improved athleticism. If you’re interested in trying a gluten free diet, you won’t have to give up delicious fast food. At WrapZone we have many gluten free options for you to choose from.
Being Gluten Free in Vernon
Gluten free foods are becoming more and more popular in restaurants and stores, but not as much at fast food chains. If you’re on-the-go and in need of some delicious, gluten free food in Vernon, Kelowna or North Vancouver, come to WrapZone. We have great gluten free options in our meals and our beverages such as our smoothies. If you’re looking to reduce the amount of gluten in your diet, you’ll want to focus on eating foods such as:
If you want to eat gluten free in North Vancouver, Kelowna or Vernon, be sure to come to WrapZone, where we have a large variety of gluten free and vegetarian options.