May is Celiac Awareness Month

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Celiac disease

Every year, in May, the international community celebrates Celiac Awareness Month.

Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disorder caused by gluten, a binding protein present in many cereals.  It’s estimated that up to 1% of the global population suffers.

Basically, the small intestine becomes inflamed after the consumption of cereals containing gluten - such as wheat, rye, spelt and barley.

Find out more about gluten and the consequences it can have, by watching this short video:

What is Gluten?
What is Gluten?