Gluten Free Celebrities
As the understanding of gluten sensitivity has become more mainstream over recent years, so more and more celebrities have decided to go public with their gluten intolerance issues.
In some cases celebrities have revealed that they have Coeliac Disease and in other cases the problem is a wheat allergy or general insensitivity to gluten. As a direct result of the publicity surrounding the issue of gluten sensitivity studies have been commissioned to look into it and to define the difference between Coeliac Disease and gluten sensitivity. These have shown that, while Coeliac Disease is an auto-immune condition which is triggered by ingestion of gluten, sensitivity to it causes similar, but less severe, symptoms in terms of digestive problems. Either way, the publicising of this issue is has undoubtedly helped to foster a better understanding of it. Here, we take a look at some of the most famous gluten-free celebs, and the issues they have with gluten.
The American actress has written a book that tells the story of how she was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease and gives an account of how she suffered for many years before diagnosis. It also details how Coeliac can be an inherited condition.
The actress has said publicly that she is allergic to wheat and extols the virtues of gluten free food through her Twitter feed.
The singer has said that she decided to go gluten free due to wheat intolerance initially and has credited this for her dramatic weight loss. She also claims a vast improvement in her skin and mental well-being.
Never one to miss a bandwagon, the ubiquitous Ms Kardashian says, “Gluten free is the way to be”. She hasn’t yet outlined the details of her intolerance to gluten.
The British actress, who is married to Daniel Craig AKA James Bond, has said that she gave up products containing gluten due to wheat intolerance and credits this with giving her more energy and better health.
The daughter of the former US President has publicly said that she is allergic to gluten. A vegan since her teenage years, her recent wedding feast included a gluten free cake. Her father Bill Clinton went gluten free and vegan after major heart surgery in 2010 declaring “…it puts so much less stress on your cardiovascular system.”
Being super fit is no guarantee of good health and after the world’s number 2 tennis player suffered repeated chest and stomach pains, in 2010 he took medical advice and switched to a gluten free diet. He credits this with enabling him to power his way to the number one spot in world tennis after just 12 months.
Gwyneth had several undefined medical issues, which she said were contributing to her feelings of general ill health. She decided to go gluten free and dairy free in order to feel healthier.
Sara Jane Smith
Australian pro golfer Sara Jane Smith was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease and found out her mother also had the disease. She became the ambassador for the National Foundation for Coeliac Awareness.
Of course, you should never follow a specific way of eating just because celebrities do, but here at Gluten Free Bakery, we think it’s great that these celebrities are raising awareness of gluten allergies and intolerances. We’re only too happy to provide something delicious for those who follow a gluten-free diet – or, in fact, if you just fancy a tasty treat.