Gluten Free UAE

Hoping to be of help to all those living gluten free in the United Arab Emirates – نأمل أن نكون عوناً لكل من يعيش حياته خالية من الجلوتين في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة

What do you know about Villi?

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What do you know about Villi? Villi is the tiny ‘hairs’ inside the small intestine thats in charge of soaking up all the nutrients from your food. In a Celiac, when gluten is ingested, the villi is damaged. In someone where Celiac has been undiagnosed for some time, the villi can be completely flattened! This means the body can not take up any nutrients leading to a whole range of issues. Even slightly damaged villi can lead to several deficiencies. Once a Celiac starts on a gluten free diet the villi will start healing, in some the villi will be fully restored in as little as 1 year, in others it can take longer. 

-Linda Forster

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This entry was posted on 08/02/2014 by in Celiac Info and tagged , , .
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