Lately, it has become fashionable to talk about gluten-free products, we see it everywhere in the supermarkets or ads, yet, most people don’t know a lot about the Celiac disease and what it really means.

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage the small intestine. Some estimations suggest that 1 in 100 people are affected by it worldwide. Some people develop it when they’re infants and others in adulthood. It is still unknown what triggers the disease, but the common factor appears to be eating gluten for a long period of time.

But what exactly happens when you are a celiac? When people with celiac disease ingest gluten (mostly found in wheat, rye and barley) their bodies respond attacking the small intestine and nutrients can’t be absorbed the right way into the body. This can lead to long-term serious health conditions, but what makes it even more difficult, is the fact that there are more than 200 symptoms associated with this disease, so reaching a proper diagnosis can be a challenge. But what is certain is that it appears to be more prevalent than before.

Research continues, and we can expect more findings in the future, but in the meantime reducing gluten from our everyday lives seems like a smart choice. Fiesta Latina doesn’t contain gluten, is low in calories and it’s the only agave beer on the market, this is a tasty and healthy choice to continue enjoying the pleasure of a good beer at the end of the day or with friends!

 

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