Gluten is a protein found in grains including wheat, rye, oats and barley. Patients with Coeliac disease are sensitive to gluten which damages the lining of the small bowel. This damage affects the absorption of food and can lead to symptoms including weight loss, diarrhea, iron and folic acid deficiency.
A gluten-free diet is the only long term treatment for Coeliac disease. Complete removal of gluten from the diet allows the gut to recover to normal over a period of time. Even small amounts of gluten are enough to prevent recovery or cause further damage. Obvious symptoms or damage may not occur at the time of consumption.
At Malibu Fresh we pride ourselves on offering a wide range of gluten-free products to customers ranging from the basics of breads and cereals to gourmet items like dressings and sauces as well as snack items of crackers, biscuits, cake mixes and more