What is gluten? This is the protein found in many grains such as wheat, barley and rye, which are present daily in our menus.
This protein component provides additional “stickiness” and elasticity in many flour products, and it is very important, we would say almost unavoidable in today’s bakery industry.
If you have these symptoms it is time to stop taking gluten into your body:
- Poor digestion. The most common sign is gastrointestinal problems, from gastrointestinal irritation to stomach pain, flatulence, and gastric disorders. Since your body can not digest gluten, these problems will come quickly.
- Chronic headaches. Gluten sensitivity can be felt in the form of mild headaches and severe migraines. If you have frequent headaches than you had before, and especially after eating food with gluten, you should check with your doctor.
- Continuous tiredness. If you feel tired, even if you have not done anything, intolerance may be the reason for this. Tiredness can be caused by all kinds of diseases and illnesses, but gluten allergy is worth exploring more.
- Foggy brain. Often people suffering from gluten sensitivity may feel as if they are living in the fog.They may feel confused, dizzy, and have difficulty concentrating. With the fast paced life, it is hard enough.
- Pain in the joints. If you suffer from permanent joint pain, this could result from gluten-free allergies that cause inflammation and swelling.
- Weakening of the immune system. If you get sick more than normal. It may be because sensitivity weakens the immune system.
- Depression. People living with intolerance can feel depressed, anxious, irritable, and generally more prone to mood swings.
- Skin condition. Eczema, psoriasis, and keratosis pilaris are all typical signs of allergies. Red skin, lump, and rash can occur just about anywhere, usually on the thighs, arms, and face.
- Caries. Gluten-susceptibility can actually cause the teeth to begin to decay.
- Hormone imbalance. Ignorance of gluten can affect hormones, especially estrogen. Which causes irregular menstrual cycles, hot flushes and weight loss or weight gain.
If you have any of these symptoms or a combination of several, you should talk to your doctor.