The Truth About Losing Weight On a Gluten-Free Diet
It’s no secret that gluten-free is on the rise, but is eating gluten free good for those trying it just to lose weight? We found this well-researched article from the Wall Street Journal that will answer all the questions you may have about gluten, gluten-free and your health. After you read the article let us know what you think by leaving a comment on our blog.
WSJ.com: “Giving Up Gluten to Lose Weight? Not So Fast”
“Gluten-free foods are everywhere these days—but they’re much more than just a health craze.
How widespread are gluten-free foods? Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, sells gluten-free hot dogs and beer.
The bevy of new products, from gluten-free pasta to pizza and beer, are a boon to people with celiac disease, wheat allergies or gluten sensitivity who are on very restrictive diets. That group has grown dramatically in recent decades, for reasons not understood.
Are they beneficial to everyone else? Probably not.
The notion that a gluten-free diet can help people lose weight or avoid carbohydrates is a myth. “Many packaged gluten-free products are even higher in carbs, sugar, fat and calories than their regular counterparts, and they tend to be lower in fiber, vitamins and iron,” says Shelley Case, a registered dietician on the medical advisory board of the Celiac Disease Foundation. “Gluten-free does not mean nutritious,” she notes.”-Melinda Beck @ Wall Street Journal, Health Journal