Gluten Free

Gluten Free

We have all heard about gluten free diets and products, but what is gluten, and why are so many people avoiding it?

What Is Gluten?

Gluten is simply a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and kamut.

Why are so many people avoiding it?

Gluten Intolerances and Celiac Disease are increasingly common these days. A study from the United States found that gluten intolerances are 400% more common now than just 50 years ago. There are many different reasons responsible for this increase. One cause is that hybridization of different wheats has caused a higher proportion of gluten in the grain. The wheat we eat today is very different from that which our ancestors ate in the past.

What is gluten intolerance?

Gluten sensitivity or intolerance is a condition that causes a person to react after ingesting gluten from food. Symptoms can include digestive problems, joint pains, headache, fatigue and tiredness, bloated stomach, unbalanced bowel movements and many others.

There are different levels of intolerances and the only “cure” at the moment is following a gluten free diet.

It is with this in mind that we here at Natural Point have in stock a huge range of gluten free products, including bread, pastas and delicious cakes.

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