In case you didn’t get the memo, May is Celiac Awareness Month!
And in case you don’t have a clue what that means, here’s a quick lesson:
– Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition characterized by intestinal inflammation after ingestion of gluten. The body attacks and damages the finger-like villi in the small intestine, which can eventually result in decreased absorption of nutrients.
– Gluten is a protein found in several different types of grains, including wheat, barley, rye and spelt.
– In addition to obvious sources such as breads and pastas, gluten is also found in a wide range of foods and other products, from flavoring to cosmetics.
For more information about Celiac Awareness Month, check out the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. And for yummy gluten-free recipes, helpful tips and advice, be sure to read more NFCA’s blogs right here at Vitacost.
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