One known allergy that affects people’s eating preference is celiac disease. Although most people assume it is an allergy it really is an autoimmune DISEASE. Autoimmune is basically when your body begins attacking itself. This is triggered when gluten has been consumed. The gluten causes the villi which line your small intestines to become inflamed. Your body then attacks its own tissue causing damage which if exposed to for a long period of time can cause great damage. The villi in your body are responsible for the absorption of nutrients from your food. The only known treatment for this disease is to have a lifelong diet free from gluten.
Gluten is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related grain species, including barley and rye. It gives elasticity to dough, helping it to rise and to keep its shape, and often giving the final product a chewy texture.
When planning your wedding event you have an advantage with the invitations we always advise asking your guests on the wedding invitations if they have any dietary requirements this will make it easier for you or your caterer when planning the food and when the invitations are returned guests should have informed you of their needs.
If you are using a caterer for your event you shouldn’t have to worry about having special dietary meals available as most event caterers will take this into consideration when planning your event, however it is advised to double check with your event caterer to ensure at minimum a vegetarian option will be available.