Truth About GLUTEN!!!

Going Gluten free is one of the biggest trends in the food world and shows no signs of slowing down.But will it make you healthier? Here is the reality behind the labels.

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Just as fat was vilifield in the 1990s and carbs have been scorned more recently,gluten a protein found in barley.rye,and wheat-has become the latest dietary villain.It’sblamed for everything from forgetfulness to joint pain to weightgain.Some people must avoid it because they have celiac disease or another gluten sensitivity.But less than 7 percent of Americans have those conditions.So why the enthusiasm for going gluten-free.

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According to a survey of more than 1,000 Americans by the Consumer Reports National Center,63 procent thought that folloowing a gluten-free diet would improve their physical or mental health.About a third said they buy gluten-free products or try to avoid gluten.Amoung the top benefits cited where better digestion and gastrointestinal function,weigh loss,increased energy,lower cholesterol, and a stronger immune system.Unless you have celiac disease or another gluten sensitivity,there is no clear medical reason to eliminate gluten.In fact you might be doing your health a disservice”When you cut out gluten completely, you can cut out foods that have valuable nutrients”.In 2017 study in the British Medical Journal showed that people who choose a gluten-free diet were more likely to eat fewer whole grains-and thereby deprive themselves of the health benefits of those grains.Before you decide to ride the wave of this dietary trend,consider why it might not be good idea.

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