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What are the health differences between regular beer and gluten-free beer?

What are the health differences between regular beer and gluten-free beer?

No gluten: Gluten-free beer is made from ingredients that do not contain gluten, which is a protein found in wheat and related grains, including barley and rye. Regular beer contains gluten which causes serious symptoms for people with Celiac disease and some others. ...Read more

Gluten (Definition)

Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more


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I get diarrhea almost every time I drink beer or vodka. I do have celiac disease and the gluten free beer even gives me diarrhea too?

I get diarrhea almost every time I drink beer or vodka. I do have celiac disease and the gluten free beer even gives me diarrhea too?

Why drink it?: Regardless of the mechanism, the answer would be avoiding vodka or beer. Having Celiac disease does not protect you from having another illness. ...Read more

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Are gluten free foods healthier?

Are gluten free foods healthier?

Not necessarily : Of course by avoiding gluten many bad foods are excluded but being gluten free does not make it neccessarily more healthy then another product. ...Read more

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What kind of soda is gluten free?

What kind of soda is gluten free?

Probably all sodas: Probably all sodas available at stores are gluten free. Sodas are just sugars, carbonated water, caffeine, etc., but rarely would have wheat, rye, or barley. If someone was selling soda with real malted wheat or barley as flavoring, that soda may have gluten. Corn is gluten-free. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of gluten free?

What is the meaning of gluten free?

No cereals!: Gluten is a protein in whet and related cereals. In order to avoid it, one needs to avoid bread, nearly all baked goods, you would need to read labels. You can find gluten-free foods in special sections of most groceries and whole foods. Potatoes, rice and corn do not contain gluten. The most prominent disease i which gluten antibodies cause damage is celiac disease. ...Read more

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How simple is it to be gluten free?

How simple is it to be gluten free?

Gluten free : Stop consuming wheat, barley, and rye in anything you eat or drink, and preferably anything you apply to your skin. That's it. Do this for at least a month, but forever would be even better. ...Read more

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I am now going gluten free, is that okay?

I am now going gluten free, is that okay?

Why?: This is your business. If you have celiac sprue and/or dermatitis herpetiformis, this is the mainstay of evidence-based treatment. Because eliminating gluten works so well for this group of illnesses, some people have suggested this for most if not all other health problems. It seems most likely that if it works, it is as a placebo. ...Read more

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What kinds of vegetables are gluten free?

All: All vegetables are gluten free. Gluten is a protein that is derived from grains such as wheat, rye, barley, corn, etc. ...Read more

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