The organs that are affected by gluten is your small intestine.
The small intestine is lined with tiny hair-like projections called villi, which absorb vitamins, minerals and other nutrients from the products you eat. Coeliac disease damages the villi, leaving your body unable to absorb nutrients necessary for health and growth.
This article on the NHS website explains in detail but basically if you have coeliac disease, it’s crucial you do not eat any gluten. If you have untreated or undiagnosed coeliac disease and you’re still eating gluten, several complications can occur.
It’s a common misconception that eating a little gluten will not harm you. Eating even tiny amounts can trigger symptoms of coeliac disease and increase your risk of developing the complications outlined in the article above.
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