You may be asking why is it that I am posting a Gluten related topic? I decided to do it for a very important reason to me. One of my grandsons have a wheat allergy, therefore, all his meals must be Gluten Free. For him, eating a 100% gluten free diet is not a matter of selecting the latest fad or adopting it to look better, his allergy to wheat is a serious condition that could be life threatening. But let’s talk about what is a wheat allergy, not Celiac Disease.
Wheat allergy is an immune response to any of the proteins present in wheat, including but not limited to gluten. (Bread, pastas, crackers, cookies, etc.) This allergy affects mostly children and at some point, most of them may outgrow it before becoming teenagers. Unfortunately, not all of them will outgrow it.
The symptoms will begin within minutes of eating any product that contains wheat or that was cross-contaminated and it could include, to mention a few:
Hives and rash
Nausea and vomiting
Cross Contaminated Products: Sometimes is not easy to spot hidden gluten. For example, when one order French fries at a restaurant that used the same oil previously to fry breaded chicken; and even veggies that were cooked in the same pasta water.
Furthermore, there is hidden gluten in some grocery products such as salad dressings, sausages and meatballs. Critical to read the labels all the time.
Since I am not an expert in this matter, I will focus on what I know best; how to cook meals that are 100% WHEAT FREE, to keep my baby healthy forever.
Thank you for reading this post and become more understanding of people with Gluten Allergy.
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