Is there a link between gluten and inflammation? There is a proven link that it negatively impacts those with celiac disease.
How about everyone else? Do any of the following sound familiar?
- Do you often experience extreme fatigue?
- Do you have unexplained digestive issues?
- Do you have painful and swollen joints?
The most gluten laden foods are breads containing wheat, barley and rye ingredients. Gluten can also be found hiding in chicken broth, salad dressing, soy sauce, seasonings and spices.
Most people are unaware…
- That they have hidden inflammation.
- That gluten might be the cause of their inflammation.
A simple blood test helped uncover my inflammation.
So why is gluten such a growing problem. It is speculated that there are changes in how wheat and other grains are being grown and processed now.
Two types of conditions from consuming gluten:
- Gluten sensitive/allergic – people who are not able to digest or break down the gluten protein in their body. It is suggested that they reduce gluten from their diet.
- Gluten intolerance – people who are diagnosed with the Celiac disease. This is an immune disorder that damages the inner lining of the small intestine and prevents the absorption of nutrients. It is recommended that they completely avoid gluten.
“As many as one in 144 Americans has celiac disease, although most remain undiagnosed,” according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
Those who suffer from the following chronic inflammatory diseases should consider reducing gluten from their diet:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Crohn’s disease
- Chronic sinusitis
- Chronic peptic ulcer
- Hay fever
Here’s a helpful gluten resource I found – Gluten Food List: What to Avoid and What to Eat on Healthline.com
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