Gluten is a naturally-occurring protein in specific types of grains like wheat, barley and rye.
While the gluten-free diet is often touted to be a healthy life choice, it’s important to understand that not all gluten-free foods are created equal.
Many people who switch to a gluten-free diet experience some weight loss in the first few months.
Removing gluten from your diet puts you at risk of missing out on beneficial nutrients that are found in gluten-containing foods like iron, calcium, zinc, folate, and B vitamins.
Eating foods that are high in fiber is one of the best ways to promote healthy bowel movements. Unfortunately, many popular fiber sources like bread and bran contain gluten.
Ironically you can actually gain weight when you go gluten free. That's because many packaged gluten free products are high in carbohydrates and sugar and contain very little nutritional value.
Whether you’re heading out on a road trip, flying on a plane, or going to a potluck, bringing your own snacks along is always a good idea in case there aren’t any gluten-free options.
As someone who deals with gluten intolerance, I have found incredible results since removing gluten from my diet.