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Gluten Free alcohol guide

Gluten Free alcohol guide

To drink or not to drink... What alcohols are safe to drink for Coeliacs? Here's an easy guide to help you through. Gluten Free: Cider Wine Sherry Spirits Port Liqueurs Even when a gluten containing ingredient is used, all spirits are distilled during the manufacturing process and this process removes any trace of gluten. Therefore, all spirit drinks (including malt whisky which is made from barley) are safe for people with coeliac disease. -Coeliac UK Alcohol Blog Avoid: Beer Lagers Stouts Ales Unless it is a specific Gluten Free option- always check the label! If it is a new flavour...

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Staying Safe This Holiday Season

Staying Safe This Holiday Season

Having dietary requirements around the holiday can bring added stress and anxiety- especially if you're not in control! Here are some of our top 5 tips for surviving: 1. Be prepared If you’re going out- whether it be to a restaurant or round to your loved ones, take a few snacks with you just in case (nothing wrong with having some back up cake too)! You could even offer to make something then you’ll know at least there’s one safe option for you. 2. Ask! Don't be afraid to ask what they’re making, and how. Do they have any cross...

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Getting your 5 a day in!

Getting your 5 a day in!

We all hear about getting our 5 a day in. For those of us with Coeliac Disease or on a gluten free diet, it's even more important to have a fair share of fruit and veggies- they form a healthy, balanced diet and can help us get the needed vitamins and nutrition. Why 5 a day? The 5 portions you have a day should include a range of fruit and vegetables- not the same 5. Eating a range of them can help us to get a variety of fibre, vitamins and minerals.   "Fruit and vegetables are a good source of vitamins and minerals, including folate, vitamin C and potassium....

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Gut Health {Part 2}- Why is it important?

Gut Health {Part 2}- Why is it important?

Benefits of good gut health: Maintaining a good gut health can lead to all sort of benefits, some of the key benefits include: A healthy gut can reduce inflammation and ease symptoms Aids digestion and breaking down food Maintain a strong and balanced immune system The 2nd Brain that influences emotions and mental health, operates independently and controls digestion. Good gut health can improve the appearance of your skin, including spots, inflammation, eczema and rosacea Healthy gut bacteria helps in improving absorption of nutrients from food while keeping the toxic waste and bad bacteria out of your system

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Gut Health {Part 1}- What can I do to help?

Gut Health {Part 1}- What can I do to help?

Improving your Gut Health 1. Take supplements. Which ones, and why? L-Glutamine, Your intestinal lining uses L-glutamine as fuel to create a strong surface for digestion and absorption. Supplementing with L-glutamine is effective to heal the gut lining Collagen Powder, Prevent further breakdown of the intestinal lining. It can also have anti-inflammatory properties in the gut.   Probiotics, They can help restore the natural balance of gut bacteria and help improve symptoms of Coeliac Disease Prebiotics, Prebiotics are a source of food for your gut's healthy bacteria. They go to your lower digestive tract, where they act like food to help the healthy bacteria...

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