The entire range of Medical Vita Diet products is now gluten free, including French Vanilla and Wild Strawberry flavoured shakes which previously contained malt. Check for the gluten free symbols in the top right corner.
This is a huge boon to sufferers from coeliac disease, a digestive disorder which affects the small intestine and interferes with the absorption of nutrients. Many coeliacs have expressed their delight in emails to Vita Tech about the great tasting Medical Vita Diet products.
Lynne M wrote: “I just wanted to let you know that I bought some Medical Vita Diet milkshakes yesterday and had my first one this morning.It was absolutely yummo and I am full of energy today. I have been skipping breakfast coz gluten free cereal is horrible and so is GF bread. These milkshake are a life saver! Thanks so much Vita Diet for having these available. I am a long term fan!”
Gluten is found in wheat, barley and rye and can lead to serious problems for coeliacs, like malnutrition and osteoporosis, if untreated. It is estimated that 1 in 100 Australians are affected.
According to Dr Jason Tye-Din, chairman of the Coeliac Australia’s Medical Board, 80% of Australia’s 230,000 coeliacs are unaware they have the condition.” They are like walking time bombs because this medical condition could have some serious long term complications,” he said.
There is no known cure but coeliacs can alleviate their symptoms by following a strict gluten free diet.