We think that our friends at The Foods of Athenry have summed it up perfectly:
“Gluten (from Latin gluten “glue”) is a protein found in foods made from wheat and related grain species. It gives elasticity to dough, helping it to rise and to keep its shape. Coeliac disease is a condition causing some people to react to the gluten present. If a coeliac eats gluten the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged. This can lead to various symptoms and complications if undiagnosed.
Gluten-free eating is playing a key role in the diets of major celebrities. Among them, Lady Gaga, Russell Crowe, Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow have all made gluten-free eating a major part of their health and diet routines. In the sporting world, Novak Djokovic credits his rise to the top of his game to his switch to a gluten-free diet in order to optimise his health and bodily functions.”
Why Gluten Free?
1 – Gluten free diets relieve the symptoms of Coeliac Disease.
2 – Gluten free diets relieve the symptoms of gluten intolerance.
3 – A gluten free diet may help to relieve the symptoms of Autism.
4 – A gluten free diet may relieve the symptoms of a range of other medical conditions.
5 – A gluten free diet can help your athletic performance.