What is Gluten?
“Gluten” (from the Latin gluten, which means glue) is a term used to describe the sticky substance that is created when two proteins called glutenin and gliadin combine with water
Gluten is the “glue”that holds food together. It is what makes your bread chewy and what gives your bread its shape. If it was not for gluten, the bread that you know and love would be crumbly mess.
Simply put, gluten is sticky and if you cannot digest it easily, it can “agglutinate” in the stomach, balling up and becoming so bound up that everything else you eat just sticks to it. Having a sticky hard-to-digest mass of food in your stomach can cause gas, bloating and over-all discomfort.