Gluten is present in pasta, flour, bread, biscuits… In short, almost everywhere.

To the great despair of people who are intolerant. In fact, this can cause many symptoms. Find out which ones.

Gluten present almost everywhere in food

The gluten designates a set of proteins that make up wheat. It is also found in other cereals such as barley, rye or oats. We find gluten in flours, certain starchy foods such as pasta, bread or cereal-based foods.

Gluten is almost everywhere! Spelled contains less gluten because it has not undergone a genetic mutation. It does not then cause symptoms linked to intolerances. Fortunately, it is possible to adopt a specific diet to avoid it.

There are different pathologies linked to gluten, depending on the degree of your intolerance. This could be:

  • Celiac disease, an autoimmune disease that causes abnormal and quite violent reactions. However, this disease is quite rare and affects 1% of the French population;
  • Gluten allergy: it manifests itself by attacks and rapid and violent reactions;
  • L’hypersensitivity to gluten which results in pain, poor digestion, intestinal disorders such as constipation or diarrhea.

Gluten intolerance: the 8 symptoms that should alert you

Whether you suffer from celiac disease, allergies or hypersensitivity, Gluten-related difficulties lead to:

  • Regular intestinal problems;
  • Abdominal pain;
  • Nausea ;
  • Weight loss;
  • Cramps ;
  • Chronic fatigue;
  • Mood swings, irritability;
  • Joint pain.

These different symptoms should alert you. It is essential to consult a doctor to obtain an accurate diagnosis. You will then need to change your diet little by little to get rid of these problems.

Florine Cauchie

Health journalist

June 10, 2024, at 12:10 p.m.

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