Going gluten free has become a massive diet trend in the past five or so years. Before then, people hardly knew what gluten was. Now, companies have gone to market with the sole objective of creating gluten free alternatives. Restaurants boast about gluten free menu items. And a significant number of Americans have switched to a gluten free diet for various reasons. People switch to a gluten free diet for several reasons, including weight loss, to feel more energetic, because they suffer from celiac disease, and as a result of misconceptions about conditions that gluten can cause. While many of these may be excellent reasons to switch to a gluten free diet, the only reason to cut out gluten that is backed by science is to treat celiac disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition where consuming gluten in any form can cause serious harm, like long-term organ damage. When someone without celiac disease decides to switch to a gluten free diet, not only is it not necessary for them to receive the benefits they seek, but it may also be harmful. Cutting gluten from your diet can make it difficult to get essential vitamins and nutrients that your body needs. While gluten free diets may help with weight loss or energy levels, there are more effective ways to achieve these results.
By Shannon Lewis, M. People with certain medical conditions have very good reasons to avoid gluten, the gluey, chewy protein found in wheat, kamut, spelt, rye, barley, triticale and malt. Here are the top three reasons on each side of the issue. You might ask, if I go gluten free and I feel better, why does it matter what my specific diagnosis might be? It matters for a couple of reasons. One is that a strict gluten-free diet goes way beyond simply avoiding bread, pasta and pizza — gluten hides, in trace amounts, in some surprising products. The second reason is that people with celiac disease need to be followed by a physician to monitor for signs of long-term associated problems. So find out first — then make an informed decision. Until then, if you think you may have one of these conditions, see your doctor for a complete evaluation. Three reasons to go gluten free and three reasons not to Going against the grain, part 1: By Shannon Lewis, M.
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