Gluten intolerance

Food & nutrition
September 7, 2016

“Don’t eat that – it has gluten!”

Giving up gluten appears to be quite a trend, and those swearing by it, can be somewhat evangelical in their approach. Before you simply run after the trend, let's take a step back, and first look at the facts. Who really does need to give up gluten altogether? What is gluten? Gluten is a group of proteins found in wheat, rye and barley. It plays a key role in baking, allowing bread-dough to rise when yeast is added, and giving confectionary its lightness. Where is it found? Gluten is found in any product that contains wheat and similar cereals, but…
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Gut & digestion
June 2, 2014

10 Symptoms of gluten intolerance

Does eating a pizza leave you feeling bloated and uncomfortable? Do you often struggle with headaches, migraines and other symptoms like heartburn? The answer, it turns out, could be sitting on your plate. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley, and around 1 in 10 people have an intolerance to it. Could you be one of them? If you battle with any combination of these symptoms, then you could be gluten intolerant. To be sure though, speak to your doctor about getting tested. The main symptoms are: Feeling bloated and uncomfortable, especially when you eat bread, pasta…
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Food & nutritionGut & digestion
May 12, 2014

Before you go gluten-free, find out what exactly gluten is

Earlier today, we posted a hilarious Jimmy Kimmel video in which his crew takes to the streets to ask health conscious people the question: “What is gluten?”. To our surprise, not a lot of them actually knew, even though they claimed to follow a gluten-free diet! OK, so most people know that gluten is found is foods like bread, pastries and pastas, but that seems to be where the understanding ends. (more…)
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