Coeliac Disease Awareness Week

Coeliac Disease Awareness Week

Eek! It’s time for another blog post. This week, Moo Free Chocolates is promoting awareness of Coeliac Disease Awareness Week, hosted by the people at Coeliac UK. It will run from 8th – 14th of May.

Coeliac disease (pronounced see-lee-ac) is a horrible condition where the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues when gluten has entered the body. This leads to damage to the lining of the gut meaning that nutrients from foods can’t be absorbed into the body properly.

It is neither an allergy nor an intolerance, but rather it is a lifelong disease and while it can be maintained with a gluten-free diet, it is incurable.

Some examples of gluten-inclusive foods are:

• Bread
• Wheat based products
• Crackers
• Pasta
• Seasonings and Spice Mixes
• Biscuits made from wheat, rye or barley flour
• Meats /poultry cooked in batter or breadcrumb
• Ales, beer, lagers, stouts
• Yogurts with muesli or wholegrains

Fortunately Moo Free Chocolate is completely gluten free as the factory where we make the chocolate does not use gluten or wheat in any of our products nor is any stored on site so they have no threat of cross contamination. This means that all the Moo Free Chocolates are safe for people with coeliac disease!

You can find out more info about Coeliac Disease at here.

And more about the awareness week here.

See you soon.

Lots of love,

Lily-Lu Lemur.