Top 11 Biggest Lies of the Junk Food Industry

Weight Loss

4. Gluten-Free

Eating a gluten-free diet is very trendy these days.

Around 1.5% of Americans are currently eating gluten-free or actively trying to restrict gluten. One-third of those haven’t been diagnosed with celiac disease .

Just so we’re clear, I fully support a gluten-free diet. There is evidence that in addition to full-blown celiac disease, a proportion of people may be sensitive to gluten or wheat.

However, processed products labeled as “gluten-free” and made to replace gluten-containing foods are generally not healthy. They are also much more expensive.

These foods are usually made from highly refined, high-glycemic starches, like corn starch, potato starch and tapioca starch, and may also be loaded with sugar.

Eating gluten-free should be about ditching the refined cereals and replacing them with real, whole foods.

SUMMARY

So-called “gluten-free” products are often loaded with unhealthy ingredients. Avoid them and eat real food instead.

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