GLUTEN-FREE DIET AWARENESS MONTH
The holidays bring an extra-burden to those who have celiac disease. That’s why November is Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month. We celebrate with food. When we do, let’s remember to prepare some gluten-free items as part of Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month. That way our friends and family with celiac can join in the celebrations with us.
It’s not just a diet. The inflammation caused by gluten in wheat, grains, barley and rye damages the villi in the intestines. Over time, the loss leads to more severe health problems. Eating gluten-free prevents the inflammation and further damage.
However, even the most diligent lifestyle changes aren’t perfect. Consumers are at the mercy of the industry. If cross-contamination occurs, even the slightest amount of gluten will make a celiac sufferer ill. So, education in the food industry has been increasing. Improved approaches to training and product development create safer products for consumers.
Those with celiac disease learn to advocate for themselves. Through trial and error, recipes become gluten-free and delicious, too!
HOW TO OBSERVE
Share your gluten-free recipes and make something to share for the holidays. Use #Gluten-FreeDietAwarenessMonth to post on social media.
The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness founded Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month to increase support for those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance.
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