May is Celiac Awareness Month so I thought I’d present some of the gluten free options available in Hawaii. Whether you have a gluten intolerance or are just looking try something new, there are a number of beers to choose from.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disease that damages the villi of the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. Celiac disease is triggered by consumption of the protein called gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and rye. When people with celiac disease eat foods containing gluten, their immune system responds by damaging the finger-like villi of the small intestine. When the villi become damaged, the body is unable to absorb nutrients into the bloodstream, which can lead to malnourishment.
1 in 133 Americans Celiac disease, or 1% of the total population, yet up to 83% don’t know they have it or are misdiagnosed. Many others suffer from non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
For those with Celiac disease, the only treatment is
Source: Beer in Hawaii
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