We have all heard about gluten, that there are people who suffer from intolerance to it. The curious thing is that even if you do not suffer from celiac disease, but consume foods made from oats, wheat, rye, barley, some sausages and others, you may also experience certain ailments without even suspecting that it is good to reduce or stop their consumption.
Gluten is a plant protein that is added to many foods as a thickener (see more here). What happens to our body when we limit its consumption?
For people suffering from coeliac, one of the first reliefs that occurs after stopping gluten-containing foods is better digestion. But even if you don't have a gluten intolerance, you'll feel much better too. Discomforts such as diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, gas, cramps will be greatly reduced.
Inflammation and a feeling of pain in the body is another ailment that you can eliminate by stopping/reducing the consumption of gluten foods. Joint pain will decrease or disappear completely,muscle spasms also, as well as headaches, numbness in the limbs.
Even if you don't have a gluten intolerance, but you experience some of these ailments more often than normal, take a few gluten-free weeks to relieve yourself. You will immediately notice the differences.
Skin improves its appearance
The inflammation caused by gluten also affects the beauty and he alth of the skin. It is possible that complications such as acne, eczema, in those suffering from psoriasis, worsen the condition, there are small skin rashes. A gluten-free diet will greatly improve the appearance of your skin, but you will need to follow it for at least a month.
Fatigue is another common symptom that occurs with gluten sensitivity. Iron malabsorption can cause severe fatigue. Fatigue can also be a sign that the body is not able to absorb all the nutrients from the food taken.
If you are not one of those suffering from celiac disease, but you eat pasta treats, snacks, think about how you feel after consuming them. Are you feeling more sluggish, sleepy? Do a few-day test by excluding all pasta foods (at first) from your daily menu (try to eat a whole grain slice only for breakfast).
Your energy levels will definitely increase because your body will also be able to get those important nutrients it needs.