Celiac disease is a gluten intolerance that is chronic and is caused by eating gluten-containing foods. Gluten is a mixture of proteins , which can be found in various cereal seeds. If an person who suffers from celiac disease consumes meals containing gluten, the small intestinal mucosa becomes inflamed and subsequently damaged. The small intestinal mucosa is then no longer able to absorb nutrients. Consequences that can occur are not only severe digestive disorders but also weight loss and fatigue.
Wheat, barley, oats, rye, spelt, green spelt, emmer, kamut, couscous and bulgur are cereals that contain gluten. The intolerance in celiac sufferers can vary. Sometimes even a tiny bread crumb causes great troubles.
People who suffer from this gluten intolerance can only keep a lifelong, gluten-free diet. This means that these people might have to change their diet completely and pay attention to what they eat.
A great help for those people with celiac disease is that you can buy gluten-free products today, not only in health food stores but also in supermarkets. Unfortunately, ready-made products are not as high-quality as home-cooked and home-baked ones.
There are also plenty of cereals that do not contain gluten. These include: rice, corn, lentils, soybeans, beans, buckwheat, chickpeas, millet, amaranth and quinoa. And all of these grains can be ground with the Salzburg gran mill MT 5, MT 12 or MT 18 and the mill MAX SPECIAL.
With the flour of these gluten-free cereals delicious dishes can be prepared. If you are interested in gluten-free recipes, then feel free to visit our blog.
Have a nice and wonderful day!
By the way: If you want to know more about Corn – which is also a gluten-free type of grain – then here is the link to the blogpost about it >>