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Reasons to go Gluten Free

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Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, oats, barley, certain grains & helps baked goods to rise.

Many people have problems digesting gluten, whether from an early age or later in life. You may become sensitive to gluten or develop Coeliac disease, which is an auto-immune disease where gluten can’t be digested properly and can damage the lining of the small bowel and intestines.

In general, gluten is a safe & natural component of many foods – if you feel bloated or think you are intolerant, please speak with your GP or one of our qualified Naturopaths for more advice.

INCREASED ENERGY LEVELS

Many people report increased energy levels following a gluten-free diet.

This could be due to poor & slow digestion of gluten, making you feel sluggish & tired as the body tries to rid itself of waste.

CLEARER SKIN

If you struggle with acne, going gluten-free may help clear up your skin.

As gluten can act as an inflammatory food, any break-outs or skin conditions can be affected.

Anything that places a strain & inflammation on the gut is sure to have an effect on our skin.

REDUCED BLOATING

If you’re sensitive to gluten, this means your digestive system is struggling to cope.

Any undigested portions of wheat that remains in your system for too long, can leave you feeling bloated, sometimes gassy & uncomfortable.

If you suffer from a bloated tummy after eating, try giving gluten a miss.

BETTER CONCENTRATION

If you experience brain-fog in the afternoons, migraines & tiredness – it could be gluten getting in the way.

For those sensitive, gluten can damage the lining of the gut – making it harder for our bodies to absorb essential nutrients from our food intake. Many people report feeling the mental benefits of gluten-free instantly, which can be great for kids at school as well.

A HAPPIER BOWEL

Getting everything smooth sailing with your bowel can be tricky, but often it’s gluten that’s linked to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other unpleasant bowel conditions.

Particularly if intense bloating, diarrhoea, uncomfortable gas & constipation are regular feelings.

With so many delicious gluten-free options available & qualified Naturopaths on hand, Flannerys has you sorted!

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