Some people have allergies and specific medical reactions to gluten protein composites. Some people don't but have jumped on the gluten-free diet trend because... well... because it's a trend.
ABC's Jimmy Kimmel has noticed the trend and decided to shine a light on the apparently mindless adherence to the new diet fad he's witnessed in Los Angeles. He merely took a camera and microphone to an LA park and asked gluten-free advocates a simple question: "What is gluten?"
The results are pretty funny.
For the record, gluten is composed of the gliadin and glutenin proteins and is responsible for the elasticity of dough.
Recent studies show that less than 1% of Americans have Celiac disease, the most common form of gluten intolerance.