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Cross Reactive Coffee?

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Someone in another group mentioned that they were sure they were glutened by coffee.  Several people responded stating that coffee has protein in it, and she was probably getting ill from the cross-reactive property of the protein in the coffee acting like gluten.  What???  I laughed about this thinking that was the dumbest thing I ever heard, but...I looked it up and found that protein is in the root of the coffee plant and expresso has 0.05 gms of protein.  Of course, I quickly stated this on-line and mentioned that perhaps it was the caffeine irritating the poster,  and was shot down by the answer that it only takes as much protein as it does gluten to make one ill.  Have you been "glutened" by the protein in coffee?  

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What’s with all the talk about certain types of food causing “cross-reactivity?”

There is not yet reliable data about cross-reactivity. As for the alleged possibility that many gluten-free foods or drinks (such as coffee, milk, orange juice, etc.) would trigger symptoms in celiac individuals due to hidden antigens mimicking gluten or cross-reacting with anti-gluten antibodies, it must be clearly stated that this is all false information, devoid of any scientific basis, and must be rejected as untrue.

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/archives/faq/whats-with-all-the-talk-about-certain-types-of-food-causing-cross-reactivity


 

 

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Regular brewed coffee made by yourself is perfectly fine.   Folks need to look out for additives to their coffee or the possibility of cross contamination.   As always, read the label!  

 

4:00 pm.  Eeek!  This is my last cup of coffee cut-off time (if I want to fall asleep fast tonight).  I am making it iced though!  It is so hot!   :lol:


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If coffee were "cross reactive", I would be in the hospital by now. I drink six to eight cups of Dunkin' Donuts coffee every day. I have never had a gluten symptom from it yet.


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It is kind of a well known thing that some people drink their coffee to help them poop.  Obviously it is going to affect the GI system + more of some people, and they seem to be suffering from "Gluten Blinders" where everything is blamed on gluten and nothing else can ever be at fault.  That is why when, as a celiac, you are trying to figure out what made you sick, you have to look beyond gluten, because other things can be the culprit, and when they are, it has nothing to do with gluten.  Stomach flu?  There must be gluten in that random product I consumed this morning.  Food poisoning?  Well there must have been gluten in that meat!   Can't handle acidic foods/fatty foods/anything else in the book? Must be gluten!!  You just cannot fall into that trap.


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