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What is Gluten Anyway?

Gluten is a substance present in cereal grains, especially wheat, that is responsible for the elastic texture of dough. A mixture of two proteins, it causes illness in people with celiac disease.

Do I have to be Celiac to Avoid Gluten?

For people who have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, consuming gluten can be harmful. For that relatively small group of people, a gluten-free diet prevents the autoimmune response triggered by the ingestion of gluten. This reaction damages the lining of the small intestine, which prevents the body from absorbing key nutrients and can lead to a host of symptoms, including depression, malnutrition, and anemia, according to the NIH newsletter. You don't have to be celiac or have gluten sensitivities to avoid gluten, in fact, a gluten free diet has many benefits.

Side Effects of Consuming Gluten:

1.- Bloating

One study showed that 87% of people who had suspected non-celiac gluten sensitivity experienced bloating.

2.-Diarrhea & Constipation

Gluten may cause digestive symptoms in some people who don't have celiac disease like diarrhea and constipation.

3.-Abdominal Pain

The single most common symptom of an intolerance to gluten.

4.-Skin Problems

Gluten intolerance can also affect your skin.


If you have regular headaches or migraines without any apparent cause, you could be sensitive to gluten.


A study showed that up to 40% of individuals with self-reported gluten sensitivity stated that they regularly experienced anxiety.

7.-Joint & Muscle Pain

Gluten exposure may cause inflammation in individuals. The inflammation may result in widespread pain, including in joints and muscles.

Eating a Gluten Free diet has so many benefits, and there are so many options out there for gluten free foods these days, you don't have to restrict yourself to bland foods anymore.

Try The Muscle Donut today for a healthy, gluten free & guilt free donut freshly baked at home.

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