Gluten Allergy

Logan Culbertson

About Gluten Intolerance

It is a very common ailment with more than 3 million U.S. cases per year. It can't be cured but eating a gluten free diet will help. Gluten intolerance can last a lifetime.

Definition of gluten intolerance

Gluten is a protein found primarily in wheat, barley, and rye. If a person is gluten intolerant their body is unable to digest or breakdown the gluten protein.

Symptoms

Symptoms include bloating, diarrhea, abdominal pain, tiredness, and even skin rashes.

Treatment

Eating a gluten free diet is the most effective cure of having the painful symptoms like abdominal pain.

What to eat and what not to eat

Some foods to eat would include fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, dairy products, corn, rice, fish, eggs, and soy. Foods to avoid would be wheat starch, wheat bran, and graham flour.

Effects

Eating a gluten free diet can lead to a lack of essential nutrients to maintain a good, balanced diet.