Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) August 29, 2013
Just a few years ago, most Americans had never heard of “celiac disease” or the term “gluten-intolerant.” But today, an estimated 1 in 133 Americans, or about 1-percent of the population, has celiac disease.
So what is it?
Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disease that interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. Experts say the disease can affect men and women across all ages and races, and it is estimated that 83% of Americans who have celiac disease are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with other conditions.
But the good news is that supermarket shelves are now lined with more products every day for those who suffer with the disease and companies like Mom’s Meals has a line of gluten-free meals that can be delivered to your door.
This is especially fortunate for seniors, who, according to recent studies, are more than twice as likely as the general population to suffer from celiac disease.
Celiac disease is not something that you are born with, but fortunately, options abound today so that those who suffer don’t need to any longer. From supermarket shelves to home delivered meals, solutions are now easier to find.
Although the reasons are unclear, celiac disease is four times more common now than 60 years ago, and seniors are particularly at risk.
“The meals we design for those on a gluten-free diet have less than 20ppm gluten per meal,” said Rick Anderson, President of Mom’s Meals. “Customers report that having these gluten-free meals delivered to their door has helped relieve a tremendous burden.”
Today, some choose a gluten-free diet because of its many health benefits, and for others, the restrictive diet can often lead to a resolution of symptoms, increased health, and better absorption of nutrients.
“My husband and I both are on a gluten-free diet, me for celiac disease and his because that’s the way I serve now in our home,” said Louise S., age 74, of Tallahassee, FL. “Both of us love the choices of meals we can have delivered from Mom’s Meals, especially the gluten-free pancakes with turkey sausage and the turkey Bolognese with rice noodles. The meals allow us the freedom to not agonize over our meals, something we have come to really relish.”
Other gluten-free choices range from White Chicken with Potatoes, Peas and Peppers to Chili Rubbed Beef Steak and Almond Berry Gluten-free Oatmeal.
Mom’s Meals strives to be the leading expert and provider of senior and patient nutrition to help support health and recuperation and nourish independence at home for higher quality living. The company is dedicated to providing fresh-made, nutritious, home-delivered meals to customers nationwide and has specialized in senior and patient care for over 13 years.
Mom’s Meals are available for customers on specific diets including heart-healthy meals that are both low sodium and low fat, diabetic-friendly meals with 60 carbs or less, renal meals (based on National Kidney Foundation (NKF) guidelines for Stage 5 hemodialysis, home and peritoneal dialysis patients), and vegetarian and gluten-free choices. Mom’s Meals prepares, packages, and delivers ready-to-heat and eat meals directly to a customer’s door anywhere in the United States. For more information, call 877-508-6667.