Celiac disease: nutrition, advice, therapy

Nutrition and therapy

Currently the only really effective therapy remains that of dietary control.

The celiac must therefore adapt to a strict diet focused on the categorical exclusion of all foods containing gluten .

Only in this way can the inflammations of the intestinal epithelium gradually regress, guaranteeing the subject absolutely normal conditions of life and health.

All this implies a strong sacrifice and commitment on the part of the celiac who, however, has at his disposal a series of alternative products useful to reconcile the palatability of food with the limitations imposed on the diet.

In fact, in recent years, awareness of the problem has led to the appearance of numerous products prepared exclusively with gluten- free ingredients . Just think for example of the increasing number of restaurants that offer their customers menus dedicated to those suffering from celiac disease.

In recent years, the patient’s quality of life has therefore considerably increased. However, it must be remembered that even when choosing gluten-free products it is necessary to respect the rules of a healthy diet. A gluten-free food is not necessarily prepared with quality ingredients that must always be evaluated following the indications on the label .

  • Consult the list of foods allowed and forbidden in case of celiac disease

Some advices

If you suffer from celiac disease remember to:

  • always and carefully check the ingredients of packaged foods (they may indicate the presence of gluten: thickeners, emulsifiers, stabilizers, vegetable proteins , contraindicated starches, unspecified starches, malt , wheat germ , dietary fiber , natural yeasts, malt extract or coffee ). Gluten-free diet products have the crossed out ear symbol
  • do not use utensils with which foodscontaining gluten have been cooked
  • do not use used fryingoil for floured / breaded foods
  • do not place food on surfaces that may be contaminated by foods containing gluten
  • do not use the cookingwater of foods containing gluten
  • in the restaurant ask if the food or the grill is floured before cooking the food on the grill

 

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