Crohn’s Disease Diet – Is Wheat Really A Problem For Crohn’s Disease?

Wheat can be an issue being part of your Crohn’s disease diet, especially if you have an allergy to wheat or to gluten. There are many people throughout the world that have trouble digesting wheat and other high gluten containing grains.

One of the reasons people can have problems with gluten and other grains is that they aren’t a part of our natural diet that your body is designed to digest.


While many people without Crohn’s can eat gluten with no apparent problems, it does rob them of their true vitality and energy because their body needs to work hard to make sure the gluten and grains are removed from the body with no damage being caused.


Eating a diet that is high in gluten containing grains can be an issue if you have Crohn’s Disease, this is especially true if you have an allergy to gluten.

People with Crohn’s Disease often have problems with gluten containing grains and it can be a good idea to receive a blood test to see if gluten and wheat are a problem for you.

I ate wheat and high gluten products for many years as part of my Crohn's Disease diet before I knew I had an allergy to them, taking Prednisone for several years wouldn’t have helped either.

Prednisone can be a big contributing factor to food allergies when taken over the long term, especially for foods that you a lot of or eat them often.

Eventually I found out that it would be in my interests to take wheat and gluten out of my diet as they were not doing me any favours as I was trying to regain my health.

My body was reacting to eating wheat and other high gluten grains which were contributing to my Crohn’s Disease symptoms making me worse.

Is Wheat and Gluten Part of a Natural Human Diet?

Modern humans or Homo sapiens have been around for about 100,000 years and our digestive systems are still the same now as they were then.

Grains would not have been part of our ancestors diet because grains need to be processed so we can eat them, our ancestors were unable to do that before our species started farming.

What makes the new types of grains so bad for digestion is that they have been cross breed to raise the gluten level, so bakers and other such people can make bread that is more fluffy and soft than bread that was made with older breeds of grain.


The old varieties of grain that have low gluten levels where much easier to digest than the grains of the new world, that have been cross breed to raise the gluten levels.

This is one of the possible reasons for such a raise in gluten and grain intolerance in recent times than in the past, because the grains being used now in modern times contain so much more gluten.

While it is best if you have Crohn’s Disease to eliminate grains from your diet there are still some choices of grains that you can include in your diet if you are sensitive to gluten.

If you are very sensitive to gluten then the following may not be good for you, talk to the appropriate professional who is helping you with your diet before trying them or eating them.

Some options you may want to include in your Crohn's Disease diet are things like rice, millet, quinoa, oats, and barley for example.
Some of these grains still do have some levels of gluten in them so be wise and check with your health professional to see if they are right for you.

Having a blood test to see if you are sensitive to gluten and other such grains can be a good way to eliminate which grains can be a problem for you.


 

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