Coeliac disease (pronounced see-liac, spelt celiac disease in other countries) is an autoimmune disease.
Gluten is a protein which is found in wheat, barley and rye. In people with coeliac disease it triggers an immune reaction. This means that eating gluten damages the lining of the small intestine. Other parts of the body may also be affected.
The gluten free diet is the treatment for coeliac disease - it will allow your gut to heal and your symptoms to improve.
The most obvious sources in the diet are bread, pasta, breakfast cereals, flour, pizza bases, cakes and biscuits.
It can also be found in foods such as soups, sauces, ready meals and processed foods such as sausages.
The gluten free diet is made up of:
You can buy gluten free food online through our gluten free filter on our online shop
Having Coeliac Disease doesn’t mean that you can’t eat healthily. Here are list seven steps towards a healthy, balanced gluten free diet.
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