What is Gluten?
Gluten is a term that has gained a lot of popularity in recent years, from Hollywood to normal people. Some of us may have heard about this term but today we are going to understand what it is. Gluten is found in grains, such as wheat, barley, rye, and a cross between wheat and rye called triticale. It is often the reason which leads to cause Celiac disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which gluten triggers the immune system that damages the linings of the small intestine. In the long, it prevents nutrition from properly being absorbed. Gluten sensitivity causes some of the same signs and symptoms associated with celiac disease, including abdominal pain, bloating, etc.
Is Gluten worth going through all that trouble? Turns out people would rather eliminate gluten than do go through such pain. People all around the world are trying a Gluten-free diet and some of them have already left it in the past. According to them, they have seen tremendous results in their life, they are healthier and more positive.
Denise Copping, a resident in Toronto, was diagnosed with Celiac disease when she was 20. When she found out about it, she knew, she had to make some major changes in her life. Going from unhealthy to healthy, negative to positive, has been an amazing journey for her. She saw major changes in her body.“The weight loss was a good one, the anxiety, mental fog, not feeling on edge, and irritable that was big ones. My nails, hair, and skin cleared up. My stress acne was also gone.”
People that now discover that they have Celiac disease or are allergic to gluten have so many options. Just 10 years back this was not the case, you would’ve to travel to far places just to get gluten-free items. There were not many restaurants that were serving gluten-free food. Now finally that it has caught the attention of the world people are taking it seriously. There are tons of options to choose from. Whether you go to the market or order it online, restaurants and cafes all around the world are serving gluten-free food now.
Melody Saari, who is allergic to gluten took matters into her own hands and started a gluten-free café in 2011. She started her café ‘Almond Butterfly’ with the goal of delivering people gluten-free food so that they can also enjoy eating out.
Social media food bloggers have also taken matters into their own hands. They raise awareness about Celiac diseases and being gluten intolerant. Ashley is one of them, she travels and visits different restaurants and cafes to test out their food and then share it with her audience.
“For people like me, I wanted to demonstrate you can still live your best life. You can travel the world, you can go to a restaurant, go to a social gathering.”