What is Coeliac disease?*
*McMonagle et al (2015)
- Coeliac disease (pronounced see-liac) is a lifelong disease, caused by the immune system reacting to gluten.
- It affects one in 100 people, but only about a quarter of them have actually been diagnosed – so there are nearly half a million people In the UK who have the disease without knowing it.
- When someone with coeliac disease eats gluten, their immune system reacts by damaging the lining of the small intestine.
- Symptoms of coeliac disease can range from mild to severe and may include bloating, diarrhoea, nausea, wind, constipation, tiredness, headaches, mouth ulcers, sudden or unexpected weight loss, hair loss and anaemia.
Gluten Free without the compromise
Our NESTLÉ GOFREE Corn Flakes come in traditional and honey flavours, and the Rice Pops are also available in Coco.
They're so tasty the whole family can join in if they want to. They are also fortified with vitamins and minerals to give you essential nutrients in every bowlful.
Where will I find them?
Sometimes you’ll find our GLUTEN FREE CORN FLAKES in the ‘free-from’ aisle, but most of the time they’ll be in the usual cereal aisle. And you’ll also find they’re affordably priced.
So what is gluten intolerance?
You might already be convinced to give our NESTLÉ GOFREE Cereals a try, but if you want to know a bit more about gluten intolerance and what it means, read on …
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Gluten intolerance refers to the entire category of gluten issues, including coeliac disease and non-coeliac gluten sensitivity. Symptoms vary from person to person and can include bloating, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and stomach pain. Coeliac disease is the most severe form of gluten intolerance. People with this autoimmune disorder cannot eat any gluten at all because the symptoms are so severe. But there are some people who are simply sensitive to gluten, and just feel better in themselves when they avoid it.