Healthy Eating: Back to the Basics
The Power of Protein
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Thinking about going Gluten Free? Well your not the only one! A recent study just came out saying that 30% of Americans are now looking to avoid gluten. If you take that statistic 1 in 100 have Celiac Disease. If we apply these numbers to Plymouth State we have a total attendance of 6,738 students both postgrad and undergrad. 67 students have Celiac Disease and over 2,000 would be looking to avoid gluten.
What is gluten? Gluten is a generic name for certain types of protiens contained in cereal grains, wheat, barley, rye, and their derivatives.
So what is Celiac Disease? Celiac is when the body cannot break down the protien that is within gluten. There are some people that have a gluten intolerance and this is different because the gluten just not be processed by the stomach whereas Celiac Disease is where the body physically cannot break down the proteins.
There are some common symptoms of having Celiac or an intolerance to gluten and these may include: Abdominal cramping, intestinal gas, distention and bloating of the stomach, chronic diarrhea or constipation, anemia, and unexplained weight loss with large appetite or weight gain.