Gluten, Wheat And Grain Products

915 Words Sep 17th, 2016 4 Pages
Gluten is made up of many different proteins and is often found in wheat and grain products. It is used in foods to hold together ingredients. Some food sources that contain gluten are flour, wheat, barley and rye. Some alternatives for people who cannot tolerate gluten are soy, chickpeas, flaxseed, millet, potato, corn and buckwheat. Some common symptoms of celiac disease include gas, bloating, fatigue, diarrhea and skin rashes. One way that celiac disease can be diagnosed is through a blood test that tests for antibodies specialized to celiac disease. Another test that can be done to diagnose celiac disease is a small intestinal biopsy which uses an EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) to collect samples of the small intestine. Doctors then use this to look for signs of celiac disease. Lactose intolerance is caused by the large intestine’s inability to digest lactose, a type of sugar. When lactose is ingested, an enzyme called lactase in the large intestine works to break down lactose, for people who are lactose intolerant have low levels of this enzyme. People who are lactose intolerant may experience abdominal bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, gas and nausea after ingesting lactose. Some non-dairy alternatives to lactose-containing foods are almond milk, coconut milk, rice milk, lactose-free products and soya products. There are many things that can trigger asthma, some of these things include dust mites, animals, cold air, smoke, viral infections, certain air…
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