low gluten food

Gluten is a protein that is commonly found in wheat, rye and barley, which gives bread and other baked goods elasticity and a chewy texture. It is avoided in a small percentage of the population that cannot tolerate gluten due to Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. Gluten-free foods often contain less dietary fiber and other micronutrients, such as, vitamins and minerals, thus making them less nutritious and they also tend to cost more. However, recent popularity of gluten-free diets has been trending even among people without any health problems.


Most people wonder if they have celiac disease or a gluten intolerance because of gastrointestinal symptoms like gassiness, diarrhea, constipation or excessive bloating. But other symptoms might not be so obvious. And while gluten intolerance and celiac disease are different, many of the symptoms can be similar. Here are some signs of celiac disease and gluten intolerance you might not be aware of.


Digestive issues

  • Fatigue, especially after eating gluten

  • Frequent headaches, migraines, dizziness or seizures

  • Iron deficiency and anemia

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Missed menstrual periods

  • Fertility issues

  • Skin rash

  • Tingling or numbness in hands and/or feet

  • Bone and joint pain