Gluten intolerance is very rare and almost non-existent. Some people especially those with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) can have reactions to pasta and bread. What you may not is that…..this is likely due to fructans and not gluten. Fructans are a type of carbohydrate whereas gluten is a type of protein. Fructans can be found in many foods including garlic, onions and barley and wheat. Fructans are highly fermentable by gut bacteria in people with IBS . This can result in gas, bloating, abdominal discomfort and a change in bowel movements. Coeliac is an autoimmune disorder. When someone with Coeliac Disease consumes gluten the body has an immune response which damages the villi in the small intestine. This can result in stomach pains, nausea, diarrhea and constipation. Long term it also can increase your risk of nutritional deficiencies and bowel cancer, to name a few. If you suspect you have Coeliac Disease, IBS or fructan intolerance it is important to go to your GP for testing. and then if any are confirmed, The Innovative Dietitian can help you follow a diet that will help reduce bloating, abdominal pain and any toilet troubles.
Recently, some of our clients were able to participate in a boat trip around the shores of Port Noarlunga. This combined with healthy eating practices in the fresh air and surrounded by dolphins made for a very special community activity. Here you see Charmmy, one of our dietitians.
The heartiest, most delicious vegan nachos I’ve ever had. Salty, crunchy tortilla chips, fresh guacamole, black beans, and salsa all covered in a healthy layer of cashew-less vegan queso!
Nutrition (1 of 4 servings)
Protein: 14.4 g
Saturated Fat: 3.1g
Trans Fat: 0g