When you’re shopping at the grocery store, you may choose food items made with wheat since they seem to be the healthier option. While it’s true that eating wheat can help digestion stay on track by bulking waste up and moving it along, too much wheat can be the culprit behind digestive woes for some.
Wheat contains a protein called gluten, which has created a buzz in the medical field lately. Some people are intolerant to gluten, suffering from a condition called celiac disease. Those with the disease experience inflammation in the small intestine after eating gluten, which damages the lining of the intestine and makes it difficult to efficiently digest food and absorb nutrients.
If you are considering a gluten-free diet, be sure to check with your health care provider to make sure that’s OK for you. He or she may also have some suggested meal plans, and even recipes, to get you started.
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