Symptoms of Wheat Intolerance

Wheat intolerance produces a wide range of symptoms and can include:

  • Bloating
  • Joint Pains
  • Headaches
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Eczema
  • Diarrhoea
  • Flatulence

Living with wheat intolerance

Wheat intolerance and gluten usually presumed to be interchangeable, but gluten-free products may not be wheat-free. Gluten in only one component that makes up, there are many others. Rather than just being intolerance of gluten in wheat intolerance you are intolerant of the other foods that may up wheat.

If you suffer from wheat intolerance, symptoms can usually be resolved via a wheat-free diet. This is a type of elimination diet, in which all foods containing wheat are taken out of your normal diet. This can appear challenging at first, with many baking flours being derived from wheat.

Many of the major carbohydrates we consume in our diet are made from wheat. These can include:

  • Pasta
  • Bread
  • Cereals
  • Cakes
  • Beer

These are just a few of the main wheat containing. You should be aware of the wide range of foods wheat is added to during manufacture.

There are many alternatives available to supplement wheat, the most widely known is Quinoa. Quinona is free from both wheat and gluten, and is an ideal substitute for pasta. It can be even made into flakes, to be used as a morning cereal. It is high in protein and many of the essential vitamins and minerals needed in a healthy balanced diet. Other alternatives and supplements can be found in specialised health food stored.

Many supermarkets now produce their own ‘wheat-free’ products, which allow a wheat-free diet to become more realistic.

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