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