The Difference Between Gluten And Wheat
To some this may seem like a stupid question, while to others gluten and wheat is a mind field of confusing terms and foods.
Yes there is a difference between gluten and wheat, and some people may be able to eat some foods that others can not.
If I explain how sick gluten can make me and the almost instant side effects to a waiter of chef, they tend to pay more attention to my food allergy needs.
Basically staying gluten free means cutting out more foods then just wheat, while wheat free may mean just avoiding foods which are high in wheat flour. Always check packaging, and make sure you know what is going into your food. With processed goods its amazing to look at a packet and see just how many chemicals and ingredients you are ingesting.
* Always check the packet, if it says it contains gluten do not eat it, watch out for flavored rice!
•Bloating and gas troubles
•Diarrhea or constipation
•Gastric reflux or heartburn
•Tired, exhausted, lethargic
•Discomfort in your stomach
•Lack of energy
•abnormal growth weight for children
•weight loss or weight gain
•Chronic iron deficiency
•Dermatitis, eczema or unpleasant skin
•Runny nose and sinus problems
•Osteoporosis, bones and joint pains
•Feeling depressed and mood swing
•Find it hard to think clearly
•Headaches or migraines
•Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
•Hyperactivity or being cranky
•Mental health problems
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms it can help to see a doctor and get a blood test. You may be suffering from gluten intolerance or celiac disease.