Lorenzo de’ Medici Restaurant A must-hit place when visiting Florence
Five years ago few in Italy could have dreamed of a life without carbs - pizza, pasta and all things bread - based are a staple of the Italian diet. Over the past few years, though, celiac disease has become much more well-known and more Italians are learning to accommodate the disease. While celiac disease has not become more common in recent years, it has become more well-known and thus more widely diagnosed. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that is commonly described as an allergy to gluten. Gluten is a pro- tein found in wheat, rye and barley, the grains that are primarily used in breads and pastas, especially wheat. When a person with celiac disease eats gluten, their body responds with an immuneresponse, attacking the small intestine.