5 Gluten-Free Diet Health Benefits

Gluten-free foods are more popular and widely available on store and convenient shops nowadays.

Although, there may be debate about the health benefits and risks of going gluten-free. However, a gluten-free diet is necessary for those with celiac disease or are gluten intolerant. Bread, cereals, snacks, some beverages, personal care products and even some sauces contain gluten. At first, you might find it difficult to avoid gluten-containing products altogether, but with knowledge and effort it is worth it.

The gluten-free diet has a lot of myths, but one thing that I can personally attest to is that: it has been highly beneficial for me since going gluten-free in 2009.

So, therefore it would also benefit others if you are reading this who are gluten intolerant or have celiac disease.

The Health Benefits of following a gluten-free diet:

  • Boost in Energy and overall levels are increased.

Chronic fatigue is a common ailment for those who are sensitive to gluten. Iron absorption is impaired because gluten damages the intestines, which in turn affects the absorption of other nutrients. Anemia, the result of this iron deficiency, causes exhausting fatigue and an inability to exert oneself. A gluten-free diet will allow your intestines to heal, allowing you to absorb nutrients better and feel more energetic.

  • Bloating is eliminated.

Those who suffer from celiac disease or gluten intolerance often complain of abdominal discomfort after consuming gluten-containing foods. Your digestive discomfort will disappear, and your stomach will appear flatter after meals if you make the switch to a gluten-free diet right away.

  • Prevents headaches from occurring more frequently.

Research has identified the term “Gut-brain connection” and several studies are currently underway to discover its full implications. Migraine headaches are more common in people with gluten intolerance and celiac disease. The frequency of these headaches can be reduced by following a gluten-free diet.

  • May enhance the health of the skin

Rashes, such as eczema and psoriasis, are more common in people with undiagnosed celiac disease or gluten intolerance. It is possible to improve your skin’s overall health and even eliminate these skin problems by avoiding gluten in your diet.

  • Reduces thinning of the hair

Gluten intolerance and celiac disease have been linked to nutritional deficiencies and, as a result, to thinning hair. Reversing this type of hair loss, increasing hair density, and improving hair texture are all possible outcomes of a gluten-free diet.

When it comes to the symptoms of celiac disease and gluten intolerance, they are very similar. Serology tests, which look for specific antibodies in your blood to reduce the chance of misdiagnosis, are frequently recommended by doctors. Following a gluten-free diet is the only treatment for celiac disease and gluten intolerance because there is no known cure.

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Steph is a wellness lifestyle blogger with a background in holistic health coaching from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.

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