Thursday, 23 May 2013

Coeliac Awareness Week

Last week was Coeliac Awareness Week. Coeliac is a disease which involves intolerance to Gluten, Wheat, Barley and Rye. In Coeliacs eating gluten can damage the villi on the lining of the small intestine and result in serious immune response. Symptoms include infertility, rash, hair loss, ulcers and stomach pains. My Mother and I went on a Coeliac diet for this awareness week and I realised how difficult it must be to have an intolerance you have to be incredibly careful about your food choices. Special free-from food are also rather expensive and when eating out your meal choices are very narrow. I attempted to keep a food diary via Instagram of my eating habits throughout the week.

At the end of it I felt a lot healthier and my skin was really good, I stayed away from a lot of bad snacks for fear of what they contained!

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