What is Gluten?
Gluten is a protein component found in various grains that makes baked goods nice and puffy. Gluten is found in wheat, rye, barley, spelt and oats. Gluten is also often called a sticky protein. With respect to water, the proteins turn and stick together.
Celiac Disease: Why Gluten Isn’t Always Tolerant
Not everyone tolerates gluten equally well. In the case of intolerance (celiac disease), gluten causes inflammation and damage to the mucous membrane of the small intestine. In the long run, the intestinal mucosa can change and make it difficult to absorb nutrients. This is caused by the immune system, which classifies the gluten protein as dangerous and mistakes it for bacteria or other invaders. An intolerance manifests through a variety of symptoms. Typical complaints are gastrointestinal complaints such as abdominal pain, diarrhea or fatty stools. But there may also be unspecified symptoms such as skin changes, fatigue, joint pain, or decreased symptoms.
Gluten is hidden in these 3 foods
Symptoms improve when affected people do without the gluten protein. But this is the root. Gluten is not only found in grains. The biggest gluten trap is processed foods. Gluten is a popular ingredient found in prepared foods and sauces. For this reason, people with intolerances should keep their eyes open, especially with industrially produced foods, and study the ingredients list carefully—as the following foods prove.
Some types of sausage may contain gluten, such as oatmeal or wheat flour. Gluten can also be a component of spice mixes or marinades. Basically, you should always consume processed meat in moderation, as it is high in fat and accordingly increases the risk of heart disease.
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flavored fruit tea
Yes, you read that correctly. Flavored fruit tea may also contain hidden gluten. For example, gluten-containing flavorings such as barley malt are used for sweetening. However, we can clarify everything: Traditional, traditional teas such as black, green or white tea usually contain no gluten.
It’s easy to forget that couscous is typically made from wheat and therefore automatically contains gluten. Tip: Use couscous made from millet or corn. By the way: No gluten contains pseudo-grains like amaranth and quinoa.
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