My daughter has frequently said to her friends that the day you can walk into a Starbucks and find a gluten-free goodie, gluten awareness will have reached a good level.
Well I’m not convinced that gluten awareness is anywhere near where it needs to be but Starbucks has come through in supporting the cause.
This week Starbucks released its Valencia Orange Cake and gluten-free consumers everywhere let out a cheer. I would have been thrilled with anything gluten-free they produced purely on principle, but the fact that it’s delicious, not made from any grains (they use almond flour) and the sugar content is moderate, makes it all that much better.
I’m not a fan of coffee for my patients but do go into your local Starbucks and purchase a cake…and some nice green tea!
To your good health!
Dr Vikki Petersen
Founder of HealthNOW Medical Center
Author of The Gluten Effect