More and more people are choosing to avoid foods containing gluten. In fact, not everyone needs to avoid gluten.
Gluten is a type of protein in flour and also cereals. In people affected by celiac disease, gluten can indeed cause inflammation of the intestine. Symptoms include flatulence, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and skin disorders.
Celiac disease occurs due to immune system disorders so that the small intestine can not change certain gluten and nutrient proteins. An estimated 1 in 100 people suffer from celiac disease.
Gluten-free diet is now considered a healthy diet. Gluten-free products also flood the market, ranging from bread, cake, flour, until the ice cream also now has a gluten-free label.
Indeed not everyone needs to avoid gluten. In fact, gluten-free foods are not always healthy, contain high calories, and are not enriched in vitamins and minerals.
Until now there is no prohibition of gluten consumption in people who are healthy or do not have a gluten allergy.
Several recent studies also reveal the danger of carelessly gluten diets. For example, rice flour which is used as a substitute for wheat turns out to contain high levels of arsenic.
Another thing to consider is the risk of type two diabetes. This means, the less gluten in our diet the greater the risk of diabetes.
Diabetes mellitus is a serious illness and affects more than 400 million people worldwide and the number is increasing every year.
Given the side effects are not mild, you should reconsider your food choices. If you do not have celiac disease should not have to follow this diet.