Why you should follow a Gluten Free Diet

Celiac Disease is a medical condition you should be cautious of. It is a digestive disorder that occurs in reaction to foods that contain gluten in them. Your body’s immune system reacts with foods containing gluten and causes damage to the small intestines. It is a lifelong disease that has symptoms of abdominal bloating and pain, diarrhea, rapid weight loss, skin rash, and osteoporosis among others. If you have any of those symptoms after eating freshly baked goods or foods, you may have celiac disease.

While no one knows exactly why some people have celiac disease and there is no cure, there is a simple way to keep celiac disease symptoms from recurring; stop eating gluten products. Here are some tips to achieve that:

  • Avoid foods and drinks containing wheat, barley, rye, bulgur, semolina, farina, durum, spelt, graham flour and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye).
  • Avoid the following foods unless they’re labeled as “gluten-free” or made with corn, rice, soy or other gluten-free grain: Breads, cakes and pies, candies, cereals, cookies, crackers, croutons, gravies, oats, pastas, processed lunch meats, salad dressing, sauces, or soups.

Remember that Diet Center is here for you too. We have a Gluten Free Diet program specifically made for people who have celiac disease, contact us for more information about that program.

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