Although many food and nutrition trends seem to come and go – Gluten-free products are here to stay, as the number of people who battle Celiac disease or have chosen to go gluten-free is on the rise!
This week at Anna’s we’re excited to share that we now carry Schär Gluten-Free Artisan bread! Schär is Europe’s #1 Market Leader in Gluten-Free products- promising to offer tasty, delicious, and worry-free dining experiences to Celiac and gluten-free eaters!
Not only do they manufacture gluten-free products but they have a dedicated healthcare resource that specializes in areas of gluten-free and metabolic nutrition called Dr. Schär Institue.
So what is gluten?
We’re here to share what we learned from Schär’s online resources!
Gluten is a family of proteins including wheat, barley, and rye that is responsible for the elasticity of the dough. While many are familiar with popular gluten-containing foods such as bread and pasta, the exact composition of gluten and how it works aren’t usually as well known. Check out the full gluten explanation here.
Wondering what Celiac disease is?
Although Celiac disease is sometimes thought of as an extreme version of a wheat allergy, it is actually an autoimmune disease in which the immune system recognizes the proteins as foreign invaders and releases antibodies to neutralize the threat. Switching to a gluten-free diet is the only medical treatment available for those with Celiac disease.
Have you been questioning if Gluten Affects You?
You may have heard about celiac disease or gluten/wheat sensitivity. Maybe you’ve experienced some of the more common symptoms, like stomach cramps, diarrhea, or bloating.
Many people begin to make the connection between these symptoms and eating food containing gluten. There can even be effects not related to the gut, like anemia, headaches, or extreme tiredness.
Any of these can be signs of gluten-related disorders, like celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.
If you think gluten could be making you feel unwell, take this quick 10-minute online assessment.
Schär Gluten-Free Recipe Favourites:
- Better You Breakfast Bake: https://www.schaer.com/en-ca/r/better-you-breakfast-bake
- Mozzarella Sticks: https://www.schaer.com/en-ca/r/mozzarella-sticks
Struggle to understand what you should/shouldn’t eat? Check out Schär’s Gluten-Free Guide to Reading Food Labels