Healthy Easy Wheat-Free & Gluten-Free Food Recipes
Wheat is One of Top Food Allergens
Living with wheat and gluten intolerance need not be difficult if you manage to replace this important complex carbohydrate with other fiber-rich foods. Along with other allergens such as peanuts, tree nuts, milk, fish, shellfish, eggs and soy, wheat is listed in the top eight food allergens.
What is Gluten?
Gluten is a protein found mostly in wheat which will be released naturally during the process of milling grains (wheat, barley, rye and oats). Gluten is a cheap bulking agent used in mass food manufacturing and this is where grain flours obtain their elasticity and strength.
What is Gluten Intolerance?
Gluten intolerance is associated with the disease called “gluten-sensitive enteropathy” or “celiac disease.” It happens if your immune system responds abnormally to gluten, which is a part of wheat and some other grains. This abnormal immune system response does not involve IgE (or immunoglobulin E) antibody. Hence, this food reaction is more appropriate to be classified as food intolerance rather than food allergy. Our body immune system does not cause the symptoms of food intolerance. However, these symptoms can look and feel like those of a food allergy.
When a coeliac (or celiac, person suffered from gluten intolerance) consumes gluten in foods, their intestine tend to create an immune response to the gluten (which is treated as an invader or foreign body). The lining of the intestine becomes inflamed and this affects the absorption of the nutrients that is vital for health. This eventually leads to weight loss and malnutrition.
Diets For Coeliac (Celiac) Disease, Gluten Intolerance & Wheat Intolerance
101healthyeasyfoodrecipes.com compiles a list of gluten-free and wheat-free recipes and offers a healthy alternative and solution to those diagnosed with wheat and gluten intolerance (commonly known as coeliac/celiac disease or coeliac sprue). By following these easy-to-make and healthy recipes, you can eliminate wheat from the diet, regain control of your body and improve immensely in health and wellbeing.
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