Gluten-free diet has become a rage these days owing to a rise in the number of people getting diagnosed with gluten intolerance and celiac disease. Gluten intolerance refers to a condition in which a person exhibits allergy symptoms after consuming a diet containing gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and some other grains like rye. The initial symptoms of gluten allergy range from bloating, indigestion, fatigue to some more serious symptoms like neurological problems, weight loss, skin issues and osteoporosis. For this reason it is imperative for those suffering from gluten intolerance to eliminate sources of gluten from one’s diet to lead a healthy life. Furthermore, following a gluten free diet has shown to improve the quality of health in people with no symptoms of gluten allergy.
Apart from all the benefits a gluten free diet offers, there is a flip side as going completely gluten-free also means loss of certain essential nutrients that are found aplenty in gluten rich foods. Hence, while planning out a gluten free diet, one should include lots of foods rich in those nutrients to curb the possibility of nutritional deficiencies.