Coeliac Awareness Week – The Gluten Freevolution
This week marks Coeliac Awareness Week. People up and down the country are being bombarded with information about Coeliac disease – the facts, the myths, the tips and the recipes.
Some of you may be wondering what on earth Coeliac disease is. In fact, I asked 5 people what they knew of Coeliac Awareness Week and the collective response was: “what’s that?”. Nobody knew what it meant to have coeliac disease.
One person had noticed gluten-free beers in his local shop and linked the two together. If you’re one of the many people still wondering what Coeliac disease is, see our previous blog post on the science behind it.
You might have noticed that we cover this topic a lot – the simple reason is that it is important to us as we understand the difficulties faced by people with food allergies – eating out, explaining to friends or family, the endless ingredients lists…
That’s why we create our desserts and yoghurts – not just because they are delicious, but because they help people who can’t eat gluten feel normal again. Thankfully, our entire selection is suitable for Coeliacs and makes gluten-free living easy and fun.
There are various difficulties facing those who lead a gluten-free lifestyle – eating out can be tricky as not everyone is aware of what gluten-free really means, or the damage that gluten could potentially cause if ingested. Finding alternatives to your favourite gluten products can be tiresome because many of the options just don’t do justice to your old favourites.
Fortunately, recipes, tips and ideas have flooded the internet and Coeliac UK have launched a campaign to make eating out on a gluten-free diet easier. They invite members and supporters to highlight the demand for gluten-free foods for those eating out or on the go – where there is demand, there will be supply.
They have even produced packs to help people get involved – head over to their website to apply and find out more!
If you’re interested in Coeliac Awareness, check out the videos on Coeliac UKs website in which Cyril (see below) explains everything in a range of animated videos which are cute as they are informative. Let’s help raise awareness by sharing as much information as we can to bring light to this life-changing disease.
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