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A gluten scientist explains why gluten-free diets are terrible for you


A gluten scientist explains why gluten-free diets are terrible for you
Business Insider

It's a very important diet for people who have celiac disease. Going on a gluten-free diet, if you have celiac disease, saves your life. And there's very little scientific evidence to support the benefit of a gluten-free diet in anything except celiac disease.We actually think that a gluten-free diet is not a very healthy diet, and that's for a whole bunch of reasons. On a gluten-free diet, individuals have to avoid wheat, rye, and barley, and anything that's derived from them.All the non-gluten-containing grains are not fortified, whereas wheat flour is fortified with folic acid, B vitamins, and iron. So, it's not unusual for someone on a gluten-free diet to be folate-deficient or iron-deficient. Another important factor with people on a gluten-free diet is they often don’t eat whole grains.

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