10 Signs You Might be Gluten-Intolerant

Gluten is the glue like substance that holds most baked goods together. It is a combination of proteins that is found in wheat and other grains including rye, barley, spelt, kamut and oats. Gluten is widely used in commercially available products from grocery stores and bakeries to make their products fluffy and stick together. But, most people are unaware that gluten can cause many issues in the body, and it should be avoided by anyone experiencing the symptoms listed next.

1. Mood Issues

Have you noticed that you often feel depressed or have issues with anger or anxiety? It is well known that these issues are closely related to the digestive issues that gluten can cause. There are a few ways that gluten can cause these issues, and some professionals have speculated that these issues affect the central nervous system.

This happens because there is either change that occurs in the gut microbiota, an imbalance in serotonin levels, or in the formation of peptides called gluten exorphins.