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Hydration is Key

Celiac disease is a chronic digestive and immune disorder that damages the small intestine. The small intestine is part of the digestive system. The small intestine absorbs nutrients (vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, proteins) and water from food in order to be be used by the rest of the body. 90% of water is absorbed by the small intestine. Over time, the immune reaction to eating gluten creates inflammation that damages the small intestine’s lining, leading to medical complications. It also prevents absorption of nutrients.

Why Water?

When someone has Celiac Disease, it is super important to stay HYDRATED! Water is known for assisting in the removal of negative toxins from the body. Drinking more water daily may ease and help you cope with symptoms of gluten exposure. If you’ve been exposed to gluten, it is followed by profuse diarrhea and vomiting. These symptoms can cause severe dehydration. So it’s so important to do your best to stay hydrated and drink king water when you’re gluten-free.

My Go To Hydration Fuel…

  • -Water
  • -Liquid IV (sponsored)
  • -Gatorade (blue or red preferably)
  • -Coconut Water
  • -Eating lots of Watermelon


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