Since trying my various diets since October last year, there is one thing that I have come to recognise and that is how bloated and uncomfortable I feel after eating anything bread, cake or carbohydrate related. I have never officially been diagnosed with IBS or wheat or gluten intolerance. Instead, I just make a choice of whether or not to eat it. In fact, Grace regularly says that she feels a bit sick or uncomfortable and so we are starting to cut down on wheat and gluten for her too. It seems to be making a difference.
Last week was Coeliac Awareness week and whilst awareness of this disease and the gluten-free diet is starting to increase, people are still unsure of the symptoms and how they affect people in different ways prior to any diagnosis.
Coeliac UK think that people could be putting their symptoms down to other things or just not treating them seriously enough to seek further help. This means that improving awareness amongst the health profession is important. To get this right will mean that people are able to get a diagnosis much quicker and, as a result, will be able to act much sooner.
Gluten and wheat-free food is becoming far more common-place and acceptable these days. In fact, Ross and I have just agreed to order a delivery of packs of wheat and gluten-free spaghetti, rice and noodles. This means a low GI, no sugar, no carbs and only 9 calories per pack.
Nestle know that with every 1 in 100 people suffering from the disease in the UK, it’s important that compromises shouldn’t be made when it comes to the taste and the price of gluten free food Therefore, they have launched the new Nestlé Gluten Free Corn Flakes – bringing us the same delicious taste of cornflakes, but without the gluten.
The new Corn Flakes are fortified with seven essential vitamins and minerals and at just £1.99 for Traditional flavour and £2.19 for Honey, there is no premium price tag added to these delicious crispy flakes of golden corn.
I have put them to the test and it is safe to say that they certainly mean what they say. The cornflakes would not test any different in a taste test – they still remind me of eating breakfast on a school morning!
Disclosure: We were sent some Nestle Gluten-Free Cornflakes in return for this post, however, all words, images and opinions are our own and have not been influenced in any way.