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Buckwheat for Gluten Free Diets

Buckwheat for Gluten Free Diets

Most of us read the word “buckwheat” and we immediately think that it is just another type of grain or cereal grain or, that it is just a variant of wheat. While some may believe that buckwheat is a grain, it is actually a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel. Buckwheat: Ideal For Gluten Free Diets And A Fine Protein For Gluten-Free Vegetarians Surprisingly, it is not related to wheat at all. It is a fruit and…

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Avoid These Gluten-free Mistakes

Avoid These Gluten-free Mistakes

The gluten-free diet is an extremely strict diet Unlike most other diets which have a certain degree of laxity, the gluten-free diet does not have that luxury. Most of the people on the gluten-free diet are gluten intolerant. Even a small amount of gluten in their diet will cause symptoms such as headaches, lethargy, rashes, mood swings, inflammation, etc. None of these are worth writing home about and should be avoided. They can be avoided if gluten is avoided. Yet,…

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Starting a Gluten-free Life

Starting a Gluten-free Life

Millions of people around the world are gluten intolerant and a huge proportion of them don’t even know that they are. Digestive issues such as gas, bloating and constipation are signs that you may be gluten intolerant. What about migraines, fatigue, PCOS and PMS problems, inflammation and joint pain? Well, they are signs of gluten intolerance too. Yet, most people just sigh and say, “Ahhh, it sucks to grow old.” No, it doesn’t. Your body just can’t handle gluten and…

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Causes and Symptoms of Celiac Disease

Causes and Symptoms of Celiac Disease

Celiac disease has a few other names such as gluten-sensitive enteropathy and celiac sprue. All these are scary names but the disease is not life-threatening. It is an autoimmune disorder that causes damage to the small intestines lining. What are the Causes and Symptoms of Celiac Disease? While this may not seem like a big thing, it does cause many other health problems that are far worse than Celiac disease. Gluten is just a protein found in wheat and is…

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How to Deal with Gluten Intolerance in Children

How to Deal with Gluten Intolerance in Children

Gluten intolerance is an issue that adults have trouble coming to terms with. It is even more difficult when it happens to a child. Parents will have their hands full just making sure that their kid eats what he or she is supposed to and avoids the gluten-based foods. The good thing here is that it is easier to inculcate good eating habits in children. Adults, who have been eating gluten-containing comfort foods for years, often face withdrawal symptoms and…

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Gluten Free Dining Out

Gluten Free Dining Out

One of the biggest problems that gluten sensitive people have is being able to eat outside. This problem affects their social life and they may prefer to avoid social gatherings just so that they don’t seem to be a party pooper. The idea of inconveniencing others just because they are gluten intolerant seems selfish. Tips to Dining out if You are Gluten Intolerant Over time, this will take a toll on them mentally and they may become depressed that life…

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How Can I Tell if I’m Gluten Intolerant?

How Can I Tell if I’m Gluten Intolerant?

About 1 in every 133 Americans is gluten intolerant. The majority of people who are gluten intolerant do not even know that they are. The reason for this is that the symptoms are so commonplace that it is easy to assume that you’re just feeling a little “off”. Over time, people get used to feeling these symptoms and just assume that they have poor health or they are getting old. In reality, they are gluten intolerant and they’re consuming foods…

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