Should You Go Gluten-Free?

Gluten Free Latina

Do you feel tired and unfocused after eating spaghetti? Does having a cupcake leave you feeling bloated? Or perhaps you always have stomachaches. If these symptoms sound familiar, then you could be one of the millions of Latinos who are gluten intolerant.

It may seem like going gluten-free is the biggest diet fad with celebrities Miley Cyrus and Jessica Alba promoting it, but for many people (like me) gluten-free is a necessity. People with gluten intolerance cannot digest gluten foods and as a result feel sluggish, sick and often have tummy problems. Foods that contain gluten include cupcakes, cookies, breads and pastas, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t eat yummy foods.  Many markets and restaurants offer gluten-free alternatives, all you have to do is ask!

So how do you know if you should go gluten-free? Well, check out this list of symptoms below. Keep in mind that not everyone will have the same symptoms or even all of the symptoms.

You may want to see your doctor if these symptoms of gluten intolerance seem familiar:

  1. A noisy, gurgling tummy, especially after eating
  2. Bloating
  3. Headaches
  4. Brain fog or inability to concentrate
  5. Sick often
  6. Easily bruised
  7. Bloodshot or tired eyes
  8. Fatigue/Anemia
  9. Insomnia
  10. Night sweats
  11. Digestive issues
  12. Tingling hands and feet due to low blood circulation
  13. Skin rashes


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