Can someone explain what is Celiac Disease and what they can not eat?
Question by jojo: Can someone explain what is Celiac Disease and what they can not eat?
I have a little brother who is diagonsed with Celiac and I want to know what they can not eat when he comes over to my house.
Answer by cheylavon
Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disease that damages the villi of the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. What does this mean?
Celiac disease is triggered by consumption of the protein called gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and rye.
When people with celiac disease eat foods containing gluten, their immune system responds by damaging the fingerlike villi of the small intestine. When the villi become damaged, the body is unable to absorb nutrients into the bloodstream, which can lead to malnourishment.
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