First and foremost, this article has nothing against products, companies and entities that are concerned. Gluten
Gluten is a Latin word which literally means ‘glued.’ It is the component of dough to be very elastic and adhesive. This made it widely used in almost every food production slates. From noodles to coffees to candies to crackers and thickeners to MSG. Generally, the most processed foods are the ones which are primary affected; the ones which contains the most amounts.
But where on earth did this come from? According to doctorauer.com, this is one of the many components of the grains that we are consuming for the past thousand years. Prior to that, they’ve claimed that we consumed wild plants, animal protein and others. Later on, due to the requirements of the growing society, agricultural innovations took place which lead to what we know today as the modern communities.
A gluten free diet is one which does not include foods containing gluten. Gluten is a protein which is found in wheat barley, rye, malts and triticale. Gluten is found in many foods and is usually used as a food additive. A gluten free diet is medically accepted as being the only treatment for celiac disease.
When any parent dispatches their children to school, a child that has an intolerance to gluten based products, the biggest fear ever sweeps across their senses: will my child eat something given to him that has gluten? It follows thus that communication between parent and the school is absolutely paramount and lucid when dealing with your child’s allergies and intolerances to certain foods.
Celiac Disease affects a small body of the world’s populace but it has a big punch for those that do have it. As a result of an allergy to glutens, which are proteins found in grass foods such as rye, wheat, and barley, an immunity reaction is generated when gluten is ingested, which in turn affects the lining of the intestinal wall and prevents the intestine from absorbing crucial proteins and nutrients. In spite of a large volume of foods being eaten, the Celiac patient can literally starve to death and as such they need gluten free foods.
There are few children in existence, or any at all for that matter that doesn’t enjoy having copious amounts of candy to savour while watching television or relaxing at the park with his friends. For children who have to live with Celiac disease, (or gluten intolerance), nothing could be worse than to watch his friends have all of these delicious snacks bearing in mind that having them as well could cause serious illness or even death. These are horrible concepts for any child to process but luckily enough, with careful research and management, a child can have a number of alternatives that would remove such a perception of being deprived. Undertaking the very simple measure of reading the labels on the back of any packaged candy can mean the difference between life and death for these children. Any candy that isn’t packaged, or that contains no label is one to be avoided. While they may be gluten free candy, without any label to say one way or another, it is always better to be safe as opposed to sorry. Parents’ careful management of what is consumed by their children and education of dangers and safe alternatives toward the children can prevent needless visits to the emergency room for treatment.
People, who are sensitive to gluten, should adhere to a gluten free diet. Avoiding all Foods containing wheat, rye, oats and barley is a gluten free diet. Many people follow the diet because of medical reasons such as those with coeliac disease or dermatitis herpetiformis and also for personal reasons. Everyone should remove gluten from their diet as soon as possible to lead a healthy life.
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