What about additional diet concerns?
The gluten-free diet, which has now been used to treat the coeliac condition for more than 50 years, is a nutritional regimen that is appropriate for all age groups, even in special situations (such as pregnancy or diabetes). The necessity of excluding foods derived from wheat may, however, lead to a less-than-optimal intake of vegetable fibre. One may compensate for this by consuming an adequate amount of fresh fruit and vegetables every day. It is also important to ensure a sufficient intake of vitamins, particularly of the B complex, and calcium.