Do You Have A Wheat Intolerance?
If you have a wheat intolerance, bloating is the only thing you should worry about, it can also make cellulite much more visible.
Firstly, a wheat intolerance is not the same thing as a wheat allergy; which are quite rare. No, a wheat intolerance, which a much larger number of people suffer from to varying degrees, is when you feel quite uncomfortable or even have pain in the stomach after eating a wheat based meal. Other symptoms include headaches, bloated feelings and excess fluid retention, which can lead to worse cellulite.
When the digestive system doesn’t work as efficiently as it can it often mans that it won’t absorb the nutrients of a well balanced meal quite so well, meaning your best intentions can be undone. It can also mean that the toxins that your body aims to rid itself of aren’t being processed quite so quickly, which can contribute to worsening cellulite.
If you do have a wheat intolerance however, the options available aren’t necessarily restrictive or limited solely to health food stores. Most leading supermarkets now have wheat-free aisles that can offer alternatives for the wheat-sensitive and whilst it’s likely that you may have to make some sacrifices to avoid the uncomfortable feelings, you may be able to handle some small amount of wheat.
So if you do find yourself feeling particularly bloated or with stomach pains after a meal, you should always examine what you’ve just eaten to determine if it was possibly a cause. As with any health issue, if you do think you may be intolerant consult a doctor to make sure this is the reason. If it is determined that you have a wheat intolerance then you may want to try some of these replacement suggestions:
Busy working lunchtimes can be really tricky for the wheat intolerant, but a positive from this may be that you may start to look at the other healthier options available. Salads and soups are the ideal alternative with many options available on the high street.
Thankfully if you enjoy pasta, you won’t have to worry as there are plenty of wheat-free past options available.
Opt for fresh fruit if possible, or if that doesn’t work there are several wheat free, low-sugar alternatives. Anything with oats instead of wheat is also a good option. Just remember to avoid sugar as well if you’re aiming to lose cellulite.