Dia Internacional del celíaco

International Celiac Disease Day

According to the association FACE , Federation of Celiac Associations, today 16th May is the International Celiac Disease Day.
In past editions, in Spain, it was celebrated on 27 May; however, this 2023 the association has decided to change the day in order to agree on a single day together with the rest of European, American and Australian associations.

FADE establishes the International Celiac Disease Day as “a day that aims to give visibility and support to people with coeliac disease with the intention of normalising the life of the collective”.

From Adpan we want to commemorate the day to raise our voice and for the collective to gain strength in society.
Therefore, we are going to answer the most common questions among our customers.

What is Coeliac Disease?

We defined coeliac disease as a reaction of the immune system to the consumption of the protein called gluten, especially in the small intestine, damaging the villi that line it. The damage to the small intestine will make it more difficult to absorb nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

Where can gluten protein be found?

Gluten can be found in most of the products we consume on a daily basis, as it is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.

How to identify coeliac disease?

In our article on how to identify gluten intolerance or coeliac condition, we present the most common symptoms.

Which products are gluten-free?

Due to the exponential increase in intolerances and coeliac condition, there are many gluten substitutes. If you would like to know how to properly follow a gluten-free diet, visit our previous post.

What is cross-contamination?

Cross-contamination is the process by which a gluten-free product becomes a product that is harmful to coeliacs because it comes into direct or indirect contact with a product containing gluten.

If you have any questions or need to know more about gluten intolerance, do not hesitate to contact us! We will be happy to help you, you can find our contact details in the section.

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