Friday, May 3, 2013

Celiac Awareness Month fun fact # 1

Did you know that sauerkraut contains more good bacteria than yogurt?

Many people with Celiac Disease have an overgrowth of bad bacteria in their gut, due to the damage of the villi in our intestines.

This picture shows the hairs (villi) in a healthy intestine and the villi in a Celiac intestine. The villi die, which creates pockets in your intestine that the bad bacteria can get into, which can also cause "leaky gut syndrome"

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