Archive : Gluten Allergy Information
Those of us who live in the Western part of the world eat far more gluten than our bodies were ever intended to process. The reason for this is simple. We have easy access to processed foods. Whether it is from boxed foods at the grocery store or a meal from a fast-food restaurant, gluten-rich foods are readily available all around us.
The downside to all this is that many people [...]
Most grain diets especially wheat, barley and rye are enriched with proteins. Gluten is the major protein composite in all these grains and is why dough has a gooey texture when wet and chewy texture after it is baked. Although vital to most baking, gluten is the cause of much suffering to people, and unfortunately, many don't even know they have a gluten allergy.
Gluten allergies are [...]
Diagnosing a gluten allergy can be a lengthy process. Although it is possible to do a gluten allergy test, chances are you won't have that done when you first suspect you suffer from this allergy.
Part of the reason why it can take a while to be officially diagnosed is because the symptoms of a gluten allergy are similar to a lot of other ailments. Because of this, many people go for [...]
Celiac disease is a digestive disorder in which the small intestine is affected and often damaged. The disease stems from a person having a gluten allergy, and the result of the disease is that the small intestine is unable to absorb important nutrients.
Gluten is actually a protein that is found in grains like wheat, barley, and rye. It is also found in many every day use products [...]
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that is often found in people who also have gluten allergies. In such people, the ingestion of gluten causes the body to attack the lining of the small intestine. The lining, which is covered in small fingerlike protrusions called vili, becomes damaged, which then prevents the proper absorption of nutrients as digested food passes through the small [...]
One of the unavoidable yet the most vital element of our lives is ‘food’. Whatever we intake during our day is the basic supply through which we extract energy and utilize it to run our body system. But when a common ingredient, gluten, causes problems such as gluten allergy or celiac disease, then modifying diets to include gluten-free foods is critical.
Foods That Are Gluten-Free
People who have gluten sensitivities or gluten allergies may wonder at some point, "What is gluten?" Gluten is a complex form of protein that is found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye and other types of carbohydrates. The gluten in wheat or grains gives them texture, strength and structure. It gives baked foods chewiness and texture characteristics.
What Foods Have Gluten?
There are [...]
When gluten is ingested in the body, some people experience symptoms that range from uncomfortable to dangerous. These symptoms are the side effects of gluten.
Who Is Affected By Side Effects?
Gluten is a protein composite; that means that it is a combination of several different proteins. It is primarily found in wheat and grain based products. Gluten in a general context is a very hard [...]
Gluten-free beer has often been an unobtainable dream for people who need to avoid gluten due to gluten allergy, sensitivity, wheat allergy, or celiac disease, but who also enjoy beer. The reason why is simple. Beer is most commonly made with wheat, malted barley, both of which contain gluten.
Fortunately, there is good news these days for people who are living gluten-free. While [...]
In a world where there seems to be a new diet almost daily, one of the current fads is the gluten-free diet. Although there may be valid reasons for cutting gluten from your menu, such as for those who suffer from gluten allergy or celiac disease, others may be eliminating gluten because of they've heard that gluten causes weight gain. Or, conversely, that avoiding gluten will help with [...]