Gluten-Free Diet for Autism
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Many people, especially those involved in the autism community, are paying a lot of attention to gluten and case in casein. Some parents and doctors claimed that removing gluten and casein from their children’s diet has helped their children improve slightly in speech and behavior. They also claimed that their children have lesser bouts of diarrhea and loose stools.
casein free diet
Gluten and gluten proteins are contained in food such as wheat, and grains like oats, rye, barley, bulgar, durum, kamutKamut and spelled, and foods made from those grains. Food such as food starches, semolina, couscous, malt, some vinegar, soy sauce, flavorings, artificial colors, and hydrolyzed vegetable proteins also contain gluten.
gluten and dairy-free diet
Casein is a type of protein that are contained in foods that has ingredient like milk, such as cheese, butter, yogurt, ice cream, whey, and even some brands of margarine.
celiac disease diet
More and more people are showing interest in the connection between autism and gastrointestinal problems. The University of California Davis Health System conducted a study and discovered that children born with autism in 1990 have higher chances of getting constipation, diarrhea, and vomiting compared to children who are born in the early 1980s. A gluten-free diet is used in children to take away gastrointestinal ailments and food allergies.
gluten-free diet benefits
Researchers are still being conducted to determine the effectiveness of a gluten-free diet in autism. A gluten-free diet is not yet popular among autistic children in the U.S.
Allergy to food that contains casein such as eggs, soybeans, and nuts can be determined by medical tests. Any pediatrician or doctor from Defeat Autism Now (DAN) can list down these medical tests before you begin on a gluten-free diet. Before taking on the gluten-free diet, consult your doctor about the change in your child’s diet so you can provide a proper diet and nutritional substitute for your child.