Why are gluten-free foods better for us? – The healthy prescription is gluten-free
When your infant has recurrent stomach-upset the first and foremost prescription of your child specialist, would be to keep the child on a gluten-free diet. Sounds strikingly familiar, doesnât it?
What is gluten and why are gluten-free foods better for us?
Gluten is the protein component of wheat, rye, barley, maize, oat and other similar grains. Either genetically determined or caused due to infections or liver malfunction, some people show gluten-intolerance, because of their digestive systemâs inability to breakdown the gluten. The undigested gluten manifests into various forms ranging from allergies to severe Celiac disease.
Other ailments, which call for a gluten-free diet include Rheumatoid arthritis, seizure, Alzheimerâs, multiple sclerosis, brain fog(cognitive disabilities), Autism, Type I and type II diabetes, Anemia, Osteoporosis, Parkinsonâs disease, Peripheral neuropathies, Downâs syndrome and Ataxia.
Patients suffering from the disorders mentioned above show gluten-intolerance, which can aggravate their already manifest condition. Statistics has laid down that around 0.5% of the worldâs population is gluten-intolerant, and everybody shows some degree of sensitivity to this protein. Only the level of reaction of the human body varies. Those suffering from serious digestive disorder as found in Celiac disease, is the adverse side of gluten-intolerance. Then there is the group of people who show sensitivity symptoms, which do not erupt as in Celiac. These symptoms include gastric problems, mouth-ulcers, low immunity, weight-fluctuations, headaches and skin eruptions such as dermatitis and eczema. Such people come under the Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitive group and form 15 % of the world population. The non-Celiacs recover faster from these symptoms than the Celiac-afflicted.
There are a lot of health-benefits of gluten-free foods.
â¢ In children, gluten-free diet can bring down allergy symptoms ranging from mucous formation to flatulence or irritable bowels.
â¢ Weight-loss programs are more progressive with a gluten-free diet.
â¢ A gluten-free diet can also suppress hereditary factors, which can lead to the manifestation of gluten-intolerance. To substantiate, if you have a family member with gluten-intolerance, or suffering from celiac disease, a switch to a gluten-free diet will insure you against Celiac or other serious manifestation of gluten-intolerance.
â¢ Other health conditions, which find it favorable to strike out gluten from diet include irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ADD/ADHD, cystic fibrosis, thyroid disease and autoimmune disorders.
As explained, the hidden-protein can prove to be monstrous if your body is not receptive, which is why gluten-free foods are better for us.
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