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True/false about the gluten-free diet


True/false about the gluten-free diet

True/false about the gluten-free diet

Celiac disease is defined as gluten intolerance. Patients with this disorder require special medical care. Other people are more simply affected by what is known as "gluten sensitivity". It is becoming more and more common. This phenomenon explains the expansion of gluten-free in our surroundings, but also the marketing that results from it... An overview of the true/false about gluten-free!

According to the French Association of Gluten Intolerant (Afdiag), these two conditions affect nearly 7% of the French population. The products offered by Mulebar may be suitable for "gluten-free" sportsmen and women, provided they opt for fruit pulps or gels. Energy bars contain gluten. Mulebar is careful to indicate the ingredients containing gluten in fat on its website. To be consulted before each purchase.

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Celiac patients are under-diagnosed: true

According to figures revealed by several surveys relayed by the health observatory, in France there are 100,000 people suffering from celiac disease. However, a very large number of people are undiagnosed. Nevertheless, science has progressed and today diagnoses are easier and more reliable.

Gluten is only found in wheat-based products: false

It is a protein common to several cereals, including wheat, which is very frequently used in bread, cookies, pasta ... but we also find gluten in barley, rye, spelled, oats.

Decreasing gluten can relieve sensitive intestines: true

People with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) can relieve this chronic disorder by reducing the amount of gluten in their diet. People suffering from stomach aches, digestive disorders, sleep disturbances, and other symptoms related to IBS can see an improvement by reducing their intake of gluten-containing nutrients.

The gluten-free diet is complicated to follow: true

It is true that gluten can be found in many everyday foods. This means that you don't need the classic baguette, cookies, pastries and other delicacies. However, free gluten tends to find its place even in the stalls of our bakeries. Some of them now offer gluten-free bread. And in the organic section of supermarkets, gluten-free products are more and more present.

Eating gluten-free is good for sportsmen and women: false

More and more athletes are following the gluten-free diet without necessarily having a sensitivity to this protein. But for reasons related to digestion during exercise, it turns out that lifting your foot off the gluten has beneficial effects for some people. Be careful, however, because if your stomach does not show any real intolerance, it could be that eating gluten becomes more and more difficult afterwards. In this case, eating gluten-free is not beneficial. The ideal is always to eat a limited amount of everything if your tolerances allow you to do so.

Eating without gluten is healthier: false

Not necessarily, even if gluten is most often associated with nutrients such as bread, pastries, cookies, which must be consumed in limited quantities due to their high salt or sugar content. However, gluten is also present in pasta, cereal bars, muesli... which are necessary and healthy foods for everyday life.

It should therefore be remembered that celiac disease requires special monitoring and that it is not a simple gluten intolerance. Only a doctor will be able to refer people with this condition. On the other hand, people with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) will be able to relieve the pain caused by gluten by limiting their daily intake. There are more and more nutrients available today that are suitable for gluten-free eating, although socially it is still difficult to go to a regular restaurant and order a gluten-free plate. Nevertheless, morals are changing and this syndrome is increasingly known to be better and better tolerated.

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