With Gluten Intolerance fast on the rise, we’ve put together the top 10 signs that you should watch out for. We have also included some handy tips and tricks like a Gluten Free Conversion Chart and we have a Gluten Free Shopping List too.
Our post also has information regarding the difference between Gluten Intolerance and Celiac Disease. It’s a great place to start.
What Is Gluten Intolerance?
This infographic from Dr Axe shows us the various symptoms that are typical of Gluten Intolerance. Intestinal problems, fatigue, migraine and headaches are very common.
Other consequences are behavior problems including stress and anxiety, ADHD, depression and Keratosis Pilaris is a skin problem that appears as little red bumps on the skin. This problem is normally attached to improper absorption of vitamin A and also fatty acids, which in turn are triggered by harm to the intestinal tracts from extended periods of gluten exposure.
Gluten Intolerance Video with Dr Axe
Fibromyalgia and joint issues are other effects that commonly cause inflammation, swelling and also aching in joints, most frequently the knees and fingers.
Neurological Symptoms like vertigo, wooziness, tingling or prickling might possibly be caused by a gluten-based disturbance within the immune system. Autoimmune Diseases and Body hormone Imbalance are other effects. We have included a video from Dr Axe that will be of interest. To view, click Play above ^
What Are Symptoms?
As you can see by the above Infographic from Gluten Dude it shows the most common symptoms taken from 130 people that are currently living with Celiac Disease.
As you can see racing heart, sleeping issues, high blood pressure, night sweats are just some of the effects.
Gluten Free Food Chart
Carb Switch have compiled this excellent list that has plenty of Gluten Free Foods that you can include on your shopping list.
As you can see, grains and seeds, nuts and beans, meat and fish, fresh fruit and veg all are on the tick side of the list.
Gluten Free Baking Substitutions
This Gluten Free Baking Substitutions Chart from Gluten Free Meal Plan lists some great Baking alternatives that are very easy to work with. You can swap out Cocoa Powder with Carob Powder.
Butter can be subbed out with coconut oil, avocado and vegetable shortening. When it comes to milk, Almond, Coconut, Hemp, Rice and Soy are all great alternatives.
Gluten Free Flours Chart
When it comes to baking, the good news is that you can make your own Flours. Some of the alternatives include Chickpea and Teff Flour, Almond and Hazelnut Flour, Arrowroot and Potato Flour.
This Gluten Free Flour Guide from All Recipes is a great one to Pin.
Gluten Free Grain Cheat Sheet
Gluten Free Conversion Chart
This Gluten Free Conversion Chart from Recipe Supermart shows you the necessary measurements required to substitute in your recipes. Again, this is another good one to Pin.
10 Signs Of Gluten Intolerance
Natures Happiness has provided this excellent chart that again you can refer to. They state that 99% of people that are suffering this condition are never diagnosed.
They also suggest that the best way to know if you have a Gluten Intolerance is to eliminate it 100% for 2-3 weeks. You might like to check out our Elimination Diet post too.
Gluten Free Shopping List
Over on Gluten Free they have this excellent shopping list that will be a great guide for you. They have sorted various foods into ‘yum’ or ‘run’ categories. These days the good news is that there are pretty much gluten free versions for most of your favorites.
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