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1

What is coeliac disease?

This is when the body reacts to a protein named gluten, which is found in cereal such as wheat or barley. The body cannot tolerate the protein so the villi in the small intestine are not formed properly. As a result, nutrients can not be absorbed properly.

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Gluten is found in cereals such as

Wheat-Bread
Barley-Beer
Oats-Porridge biscuits
Rye-Rivita crackers

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Gluten is found in composite foods such as

soup
sausages
gravy

4

What are the symptoms of coeliac disease?

Nausea
Tiredness
Constipation
Reduced growth rate in children.

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Some naturally gluten free foods are

Rice
Potatoes
Meat,fish and poultry
Fruit and veg
pulses