What is Gluten?
Gluten is the term used to describe the proteins found in wheat, barley, rye and oats. Typically found in breads, pasta and cereals; gluten helps food hold strength and elasticity.
What is a Gluten Free diet?
Adopting a gluten-free diet refers to eating foods that do not contain gluten. The diet is essential for those who suffer from coeliac disease or gluten intolerance however in recent years, there has been a rise in people cutting gluten out of their diet.
What is Coeliac Disease?
Approximately, 1 in every 100 people in the UK are affected by Coeliac Disease. A digestive condition that causes an autoimmune reaction to gluten, attacking the lining of your small intestine.
When exposed to gluten, symptoms of coeliac disease include severe abdominal pain, indigestion and gastrointestinal problems. If left untreated or undiagnosed, it can cause long term health problems such as osteoporosis and anaemia.
What is Gluten Intolerance?
Gluten Intolerance is a sensitivity to gluten that causes effects on your body after digesting gluten. Effects of this include: digestive symptoms (abdominal pain, bloating), headaches, fatigue and skin problems (dermatitis, eczema).
What can I eat on a Gluten Free diet?
Gluten is found in most bread, pasta, breakfast cereals and flour however there are many foods that do not contain Gluten. Foods not containing gluten include:
- Fruit and Vegetables
- Meat, Fish and Seafood
- Beans, Lentils and Nuts
- Dairy (Eggs, Milk, Cheese)
- Gluten Free Grains such as Soy, Quinoa, Flax and many more…
Where can I buy Gluten Free food?
Gluten Free foods are found in health food shops, online stores as well as most supermarkets beginning to feature ‘free from’ aisles full of Gluten Free alternatives.
You can find the Too Good To Be product range in selected Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Co-op and Waitrose stores as well as our friends at Ocado.