FITtrition Gluten-Free Bars: When Gluten-Free Becomes Essential
For individuals suffering from celiac disease, a wheat allergy, or non-celiac wheat sensitivity, adherence to a gluten-free diet is imperative in protecting against a systemic immune reaction and accompanying intestinal cell damage that can trigger a plethora of unpleasant symptoms. In children and classical cases of celiac disease, symptoms tend to initially manifest as abdominal bloating and pain, persistent diarrhea, pale foul-smelling stools, vomiting, and constipation and over time can lead to weight loss, irritability and behavioral issues, delayed growth and puberty in children, short stature, failure to thrive, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In adults and non-classical celiac disease, symptoms tend not to manifest of digestive-nature and rather a wide-variety of other health detriments including unexplained iron-deficiency anemia, elevated liver enzymes, fatigue, joint and bone pain, migraines, bone loss and fractures, depression, dermatitis, hormonal imbalances, unexplained infertility, canker sores in mouth, and peripheral neuropathy.
Although conceptually simplistic in nature, finding food products that are both healthy and 100% gluten free can be challenging for sufferers of celiac disease, wheat allergy, or non-celiac wheat sensitivity. A recent report by Norelle Reilly, MD, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Colombia Univerisity, for example, found that gluten-free products are often more processed and contain higher levels of added sugar and fat than their traditional counterparts and thus may contribute to weight gain and insulin resistance thanks to increased fat and calorie intake.
FITtrition is proud to offer 6 different gluten-free nutrition bars, each providing a unique cocktail of health-promoting natural ingredients to enhance energy and overall wellness while keeping symptoms associated with celiac disease, wheat allergy, and non-celiac wheat sensitivity at bay.
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- Reference: Reilly NR. Gluten-Free Diet: Recognizing Fact, Fiction, and Fad. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2016; 175:206-210.
- By Kim Mueller, MS, RD, CSSD
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Published at Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:00:00 +0000