If you don’t have celiac disease, where gluten may lead to your death what are the benefits of choosing a gluten-free diet?
There are several opinions on this matter and the decision should be one that comes after discussing the possibilities with your doctor. But in order to make a decision with your doctor you should do some reading up on the subject as well. Here are a few of the most important questions you may want to ask before choosing to adopt a gluten-free diet.
Is Gluten bad for you? Unless you suffer from celiac disease or a wheat allergy (gluten comes from wheat) then typically gluten will not cause any problems for your health.
What foods have gluten? Gluten only occurs in wheat, barley and rye. This means that all your beans, legumes and lentils are naturally gluten-free.
Will you lose weight on a gluten-free diet? That depends. Many times people on gluten free diets tend to choose more whole foods and less processed items. This means that you’re eating healthier. The lack of gluten isn’t the source of weight loss, it’s the change in your eating habits. When you snack on fruit instead of crackers it makes a difference!
There are many points of view when it comes to gluten-free diets for both health and weight loss. If you’re interested in learning more check out the following links:
7 Ways Eating Gluten Makes You Fat, Sick and Tired
Gluten-free diet beneficial for possible weight loss, long-term health
Gluten-Free Doesn’t Mean Better For You – Or Does It?
Is gluten-free diet smart for weight loss?
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