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Gluten – What Is Gluten?

Gluten - What Is Gluten

What is gluten? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. Gluten is a major component of bread. It gives bread its elasticity and helps it rise.

Gluten is also found in some other foods such as pasta, cakes, cookies, crackers, etc. Gluten is an essential ingredient for making bread because it gives the bread its elasticity and makes it rise.

There are many people who have to avoid gluten because they are sensitive to gluten. Gluten intolerance is also known as Celiac disease. Celiac disease is a condition where the body does not produce enough antibodies against gluten, which causes damage to the small intestine. This results in damage to the villi (small projections) in the small intestine. Villi absorb nutrients from food. In case of Celiac disease, this absorption process is not possible. The person suffers from severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating, weight loss, anemia, skin rashes, osteoporosis, etc.

Symptoms of Celiac disease:

• Abdominal pain

• Diarrhea

• Weight loss

• Bloating

• Anemia

• Osteoporosis

• Skin rashes

Celiac disease can be diagnosed by doing a blood test, which measures the level of antibodies in the blood that help the body fight against gluten.

Celiac disease is very common. However, only 10% of people with celiac disease know about it.

It is important to know if you have gluten sensitivity or celiac disease. You should try to avoid gluten at all costs. If you do not know what gluten is, you should go to your doctor and ask him/her about the symptoms of celiac disease and then get tested for it. If you find out that you have celiac disease, you need to follow a strict diet plan. You need to avoid gluten completely and eat only foods that are made w