Widening The Gluten Free Horizon

If this is the first instance you encounter the term “gluten free diet” then it is just about time for you to find out what this is all about. This has already been going around for quite a while but only a few people are aware of it. Those people include the ones in the medical field studying the conditions and the affected persons experiencing the signs and symptoms themselves. However, it would not hurt if this situation be made available to everyone. Who knows, you might find the information handy in the near future. Here goes.

A gluten free diet is the specific type of meal suggested for those who are diagnosed with Celiac Disease. This state is a disorder affecting the digestive system of the body making it sensitive to gluten. Gluten on the other hand is a type of protein found in a lot of very common food stuff. According to statistics, Celiac Disease is present in 1 out of every 133 Americans. With the alarm this disorder has caused, a gluten free diet has been extensively recommended because of it long list of health benefits. There is no actual cure for Celiac Disease but the more the person can do away with food that might trigger the symptoms then the better his or her health will be. To look on the long term effects, too much consumption of gluten with an existing Celiac Disease will cause damage to the intestines, make the person more prone to cancer of the colon, malnutrition, anemia and several other complications. But since you are no longer blind about gluten then there is no reason for you to still keep on eating wheat, barley, rye and oats which are very popular for being rich in gluten. Aside from that, do away with beer, cereal, pasta and most processed foodstuff. Thanks to the society for being so supportive that specialty stores are selling gluten free food as well as grocery stores making items available to the consumers. Gluten free pasta, pizza, soup and baked goods that are tasty but would not hurt the digestive tract.

While we are at this article, more food manufacturers are modifying their products in order to cater to the widening needs of the society for gluten free food. Someday, gluten allergic people will no longer find it hard to enjoy their meal and at the same time keep their body fit.

Gluten Free Handbook