You may have heard of gluten intolerances, coeliac disease and going gluten free as a lifestyle choice. You may not, however, know all the details about what exactly gluten is and how it affects some people and how going gluten free can drastically help.
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. For people with coeliac disease, eating gluten can damage the lining of their gut and cause diarrhoea, bloating, nausea, tiredness and headaches. The main foods to avoid are bread, pasta, cereals, pastry, cakes and biscuits.
1 in 5 of us in the UK now buy or eat gluten free products with the main reason being that it ‘makes you feel better’.
As the number of people now following a free from diet has increased, so too has the amount of products available. Avoiding gluten and wheat has never been easier – or tastier!
According to Mintel, gluten free was a faster rising claim in food and drink product launches in 2016 than vegetarian and organic. We recognised this need for free from products in 2001 and during this time have built a reliable reputation and a strong following and that’s why we’re one of the world’s leading gluten free manufacturers.