Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Facts About Gluten Free Diets

What is Gluten? Gluten is a protein that is found in wheat, rye, barley, and oats.
I came across this article today that talks about whether or not people should consume a gluten-free diet. One of the statements that caught my attention was this: "People who cut gluten out of their diet often lose weight and begin to feel better, but it likely has nothing to do with avoiding gluten. They are probably eating a better diet by consuming less fast food and processed food, and eating more fruits and vegetables. The change toward a better diet makes the difference, not the gluten." Bottom line is this, gluten-free diets are probably not the best diet to follow if you want to lose weight and keep it off due to the diet being hard to follow for a long period of time.

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