Even though a gluten-free diet is a wise choice for better health and quicker, easier weight loss… Mainstream science is still arguing that people without celiac disease have no reason to avoid gluten.
But these recent studies prove otherwise:
– A review in the New England Journal of Medicine linked gluten to 55 conditions, including chronic fatigue, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, osteoporosis, anemia, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, ADHD, and even cancer.
– Another study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that people diagnosed with gut inflammation had a 72 percent increased risk of death (mostly from heart disease and cancer), while those with gluten sensitivity had a 35 percent increased risk.
Dr. David Perlmutter, a respected neurologist and author of the book, Grain Brain, believes that as much as 40 percent of the population cannot tolerate gluten – and that most of us would be better off without it.
BEWARE of Gluten-Free Foods
Here’s the problem:
Most commercially prepared gluten-free foods are no better than their “Super-gluten” counterparts. Even though they tout “I’m gluten free – eat me!” MOST of these foods are highly processed and contain unhealthy fat- storing chemicals and preservatives.
But it gets even worse…
Gluten-free packaged desserts typically have a higher glycemic index than their wheat-based counterparts. In fact, most gluten free foods and recipes are made from rice, corn, potato and tapioca flours and other high-glycemic grains. In other words, most gluten-free flours are WORSE than eating a cholcolate bar when it comes to your blood sugar!
And if these foods are not sweetened with harmful chemicals like sucralose and aspartame — they usually contain sugar, honey, agave syrup, or even corn syrup.
In other words, most gluten free foods have the very same unhealthy ingredients that promote inflammation, weight gain and blood sugar issues.
I’m not trying to discourage you from going gluten-free, but as Ive previously mentioned… you have to BE CAREFUL.
The food industry loves using trends and label loopholes like this to “trick” you into buying their so-called healthy foods. However, going gluten free – the right way – is worth the effort for your body and health.