Sunday, August 16, 2009

6 Easy Ways to Eat Gluten-Free and Feel Better

6 Easy Ways to Eat Gluten-Free and Feel Better
By Lisa Truesdale Link to full article below

Got gluten?

You might wish you didn’t.

Gluten is a generic name for the storage protein found in grains; in wheat, for instance, it's called gliadin. Gluten basically binds starches together; it's the stuff that makes dough, well… doughy.

If you regularly feel uncomfortable after a gluten-rich meal (like pasta and bread), gluten could be the culprit. “Uncomfortable” can mean anything from feeling slightly bloated and gassy (mild gluten sensitivity) to much more severe symptoms like excruciating cramps, vomiting, migraines, dizziness, even loss of consciousness — signs that you may have celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that is the most serious form of gluten intolerance.

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