Gluten is a protein found in wheatryebarleyspelt and triticale.
They are prolamins (proteins) that cause damage to the digestive system.
Hairlike structures called villi are in the lining of the small intestine.
It helps to digest the nutrients in your food.
For people who are gluten intolerant or have celiac disease,
gluten attacks the villi and makes it flat. Then you cannot absorb
the nutrients in your food. It is actually an autoimmune disorder.
You can also become intolerant to dairy and sugar.
The only way to reverse the process is to stay away from gluten
and the villi will grow back so that you can absorb the nutrients in
your food again.
Alsoif you are also intolerant to dairy
and sugar you need to stay away from them also.
Some people can tolerate some gluten after being of gluten for awhile,
but most of the time your symptoms will just come back again and
you will feel terrible again. So it is best to just stay off of gluten.
Many people can be gluten intolerant or have celiac disease and not know it.
It is always best to get tested to make sure.