Since 1950, there has been a dramatic rise of incidence of people being affected by the diseases which is now 1% of the American population. Although there are lots of theories out there explaining why celiac is increasing, a lot of it is believed to be due to the way we grow and process our food nowadays. Wheat has been genetically modified so much that it started to cause various digestive problems. If you’re wondering why there was any need to modify wheat, it’s because manufacturing companies continuously search for what tastes good without really thinking of what would be healthy for us. Gluten makes our bread tastier, loafier, and springier. If you like a good loaf of springy garlic bread along with your pasta, then, you might find it a bit hard to give up gluten, but right now, there is no medical cure for Celiac disease. All you can do is avoid gluten, which is usually found in barley, wheat, and rye.
So, just avoid gluten. Easy, right? Not necessarily. Avoiding gluten is not as simple as you might think. Just because it says Gluten-free on the label doesn’t always mean it is Gluten-free. In the United States, a gluten-free label means nothing at all. There are no legal guidelines existing to help a naïve label reader, so any manufacturing company wishing to join the Gluten-free Bandwagon to reap the marketing benefits of the diet trend can simply add this label on their product. So how do identify what is Gluten-free and what’s not? You can start by looking at the ingredients of the products. Some of the ingredients that contain gluten are wheat, kamult, rye, barley, and oats.
You can also take the Paleo Diet route.Since the Paleo Diet is cereal free, it means that it is also Gluten-free. With the Paleo Diet, you will have to give up grain which is perfect for everyone suffering from the Celiac disease. If you don’t know if you are sensitive to gluten, here are some signs of the many signs that are most common:
Chronic constipation or diarrhea
Unexplained loss of weight
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