Gluten Free Sweets, for those with a Gluten intolerance.
But what is Gluten Free?
A gluten-free diet is required for managing signs and symptoms of celiac disease and other medical conditions associated with gluten. A gluten-free diet is an eating plan that excludes foods containing gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye).
Grains not allowed
Avoid all foods and drinks containing the following:
- Triticale — a cross between wheat and rye
- Oats, in some cases
What are the signs of being intolerant to Gluten?
Bloating – One of the most common signs and concerns amongst people who are Gluten intolerant is bloating. Bloating is when you feel uncomfortable or swollen in the belly area after eating. Sometime mistaken as eating too much, but could be an indicator of Gluten Intolerance. This symptom can also manifest as Stomach Pain.
Headaches – regular/consistant Headaches can be a sign as well as Fatigue.
Brain Fog – Forgetfulness, mind feeling cloudy or foggy or just experience difficulty thinking have also been diagnosed as Gluten intolerance.
If a person is gluten intolerant, the consumption of gluten will cause short-term bloating and belly pain. Unlike celiac disease, gluten intolerance doesn’t usually cause long-term harm to the body
What the main signs of Celiac Disease?
Fatigue -Feeling tired is a common theme among people with autoimmune disorders including celiac disease which falls under this category.
Iron-deficiency anemia –Celiac disease is also be linked to a higher risk of iron-deficiency anemia, a condition that impacts the body’s ability to produce healthy red blood cells this can cause several serious side effects, including decreased energy levels and fatigue. These symptoms manifest as;
- low blood volume
- shortness of breath
- pale skin
The lack of iron absorption is due to issues with the small intestine where it is unable to absorb enough from food.
Leg or arm numbness & Joint and muscle pain
When a celiac person ingests gluten, his or her immune system will attack against its own body’s tissue.
A gluten-free diet is also popular among people who haven’t been diagnosed with a gluten-related medical condition. The claimed benefits of the diet are improved health, weight loss and increased energy, but more research is needed.
The importance of ensuring foods and consumable items are labelled correctly is essential for all suffers of these conditions, regardless of the severity of symptoms.
Marlows are really proud of our Gluten Free Letterbox Sweets and the process and practices in place to ensure food safety.