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Can Gluten Cause Damage to my Health?

Nowadays I hear here and there that the gluten may cause problems in our health.

I believe part of this only because let’s face it, for centuries we consume this ingredient in our food and now, out of the blue is forbidden or dangerous.

Now they have little devices that reach the quantities of this found it in the food they are about to eat.

Also, already exist apps that help to identify what food have gluten and all.

I’m really shocked about all this whole thing because currently, I don’t even know the subject very well.

I don’t know why gluten suddenly becomes so dangerous.

But is it truly dangerous as many says?

I don’t have the whole data to have a verdict right here to share, but I’m going to give you some information that may help.

What is Gluten?

First of all, although it becomes law or something that everybody is doing right now, there are too many people who don’t know what gluten is and why can damage your health as everybody say.

To make it short, gluten is a family of proteins, and it can be found in grains like rye, barley, and wheat.

So, if you think about there always have had been in our lives, and before we stand on this earth, there was plenty of persons having gluten in their food.

So, in short words, the gluten is this group of proteins in cereal grains, such as wheat, barley, and rye.

Gluten is found in the endosperm (a type of tissue produced in seeds that are ground to make flour) and nourishes plant embryos during germination.

Maybe is little confusing, but is what it is and even the list where gluten can be found you maybe be a surprise of all the amount of foods you can found it.

You don’t need to quit the gluten if you don’t want to. But if your health is in danger due to the gluten, you must reduce the intake or just quit.

Well, I know I said that maybe is not a huge issue or something you need to worry about, but there are somethings you should know.

First of all, yes indeed, the gluten can maybe damage your health if you are allergic to it for example.

How come? Well, I going to get there soon. I believe that the gluten isn’t harmful to all people because the majority can handle it pretty well actually. And actually, not all grains contain gluten.

For example, gluten-free grains are sorghum, millet, brown rice, buckwheat, wild rice, amaranth, quinoa, and corn, among others.

What is the Celiac Disease?

As I was saying before, there are plenty of reasons maybe to quit the intake of the gluten.

You can do it just because everybody is kind following this new trend for fashion or you can do it because you are afraid all that you have heard about it.

But, there is a strong reason to quit to gluten, and one of them is if you have the celiac disease.

But what is the celiac disease? This condition is out there and is causing so many troubles to people who have it.

The celiac disease is a severe autoimmune disorder, which means that if you eat gluten your body can respond in a lot of ways, but the main one is that it can damage your small intestine.

So quit it doesn’t seem like a bad idea if you suffer this condition.

This hereditary and there is no cure for it.

The only thing you can do is reduce or quit to gluten. If you have even small amounts, you can suffer the consequences.

You immune system fight against itself and plenty of people have documented sensitivities due to the intake of the gluten.

Celiac disease is probably the most common or famous of the conditions caused by the intake.

And as I was saying early on this post, the main grains you can found it is wheat, rye, and barley, among other grains you have daily contact with.

This disease can develop at any ages and can lead to other diseases like diabetes and anemia.

So, some symptoms can be bloating, diarrhea, constipation, headache, among others. You need to pay attention to this because is serious and you cannot take it lightly.

Gluten Free

Gluten Causes Inflammation 

This another reason to reduce or quit the intake.

Everybody is saying that we all need to quit to gluten, but they do not always say why.

And I believe you need to expose your reasons, some much people just quit gluten because everyone does it and to me, that is not a huge reason.

This one, on the other hand, it is. Yes, gluten can cause inflammation in your gut, and by this, your belly can look like a balloon.

The inflammation is the natural way of your body to respond to anything it deems dangerous.

Maybe your sandwich had gluten on the bread that you ate this morning, and your belly looks like if you have something hidden there.

But do not worry, if the natural way of your body to say that you need to quit gluten.

Anyway, the celiac disease and the sensibility to this component is not a common patron of people.

Actually, it can happen to a small percent of the global population, and if you don’t have, it’s time to celebrate because that means that you can have gluten whenever you want.

If you think about it and you believe that you have some disease from the intake of it, you must see your doctor as soon as possible.

This condition is pretty serious if you ignore it, your immune system is there to protect you, but if you have this kind of disease, your body can respond the wrong way.

If your immune system attack you is because something went wrong at some point and you must do something about it.

The body thinks wrongly that is fighting against the invader from the outside and can hurt you instead.

The gut inflammation is not a thing exclusive to those who are sensitive to it.

And it can be caused by wheat, and come on, and we found wheat in almost everything daily. In our Donnas, pizzas and even our cereal or tortilla chips.

But the good news is that on the market they already sell this product gluten-free, and the taste is have not so many differences.

So, if you are gluten-intolerant the best option for you is reduce your Donnas or buy products gluten-free.

Pizza

In What Kind of Food Can I Find Gluten?

Well, so far I see some adverse effects, and none of those are tremendously dangerous.

The majority of the damage can be done on people who have a gluten sensibility in their bodies, either way normally you cannot be damaged by your intake of gluten.

However, I encourage you to reduce it because it can be a potential helper to gain extra weight.

The gluten can be found in pasta, for example, and it can be the detonate to gain weight.

Fortunately, technology has given us the opportunity to have pasta made with vegetables and other kinds of ingredients that have minimal of none amounts on them.

Of course, your pizza has it too, and also have a lot of calories so if you want to refuse the intake of pizza to your body, please, let be worth it.

Where else you can find gluten? In a bunch of meals and probably you will say not to quit some of them.

You grandma’s cookies can contain this ingredient and the regular crackers too.

You cannot say no to your grandma’s cookies, but you can always find in the market gluten-free crackers.

The decision to avoid gluten is yours to make but think this through.

Since this thing of quit gluten came out from the internet, the world has changed around us, and that is why we need to stick to the facts and not to what other people say.

Facts are that indeed if you are gluten-intolerant is going to be an inflammation of your gut.

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Skin Problems Due to Gluten

Also, people gluten-intolerant can have skin problems due to the intake of gluten like dermatitis herpetiformis.

Some of the symptoms are a red rash on the skin, itchy, among other and it can be because of the gluten.

Pay attention to it, because as everything related to health, you cannot take it lightly because your health if the most important thing.

If you don’t have, you cannot be able to do the rest of your activities.

So, if you think your red rash is due to the intake of it, I encourage you to go see your dermatologist.

Final Decision

The final decision is yours to make; you have the facts and reasons to quit or not to this component in your food.

Certainly, you need to watch what you are eating, but just because a bunch of people suddenly decided that is bad and we need to exterminate it, it doesn’t mean that we have to.

If you, on the other hand, are a person who is sensitive to it the answer is you cannot have gluten for lunch.

If you are a person who loves eat foods with high contains it, but you think you have celiac disease.

Definitely, you need to see your doctor after fish reading this post.

Also, is important to know that according to some researchers 55 diseases have been linked to it.

Ask your doctor for this too and pay attention to details in your food and your body after eating something with gluten, just if your doctor asks you have the answer.

Remember that some symptoms of celiac disease are constipation, headaches, diarrhea, gases, among others that you can watch for them to appear in your body any minute from now and tell your doctor.

 

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