Gluten is a protein derived from wheat and other related grains, such as barley and rye. Amongst other uses, it helps give elasticity to dough, helping to keep its shape and rise when baked. Coeliac UK say that as many as 500,000 cases of coeliac disease go undiagnosed in the UK and can be the cause of many day to day illnesses and complaints such as a lack of energy, digestive problems, stomach pains and bloating, depression and infertility.
A gluten free diet is recommended in the treatment of wheat allergy and coeliac disease. About 1 in 133 people in the world's developed nations are estimated to have coeliac disease so we have gathered a range of gluten free products, from tea and coffee to chocolate and snacks to take the hassle out of finding gluten free alternatives.