Gluten-free diet that has become extremely popular can lead to weight gain rather than weight loss. Experts have found an additional amount of sugar and calories in these products.
1% of the world’s population has celiac disease – the condition in which the body’s immune system begins to attack the small intestine under the influence of gluten; this causes severe complications, including colon cancer. For these people, gluten-free diet is absolutely necessary, but in recent years it has gained immense popularity among the stars and ordinary people who have no immunity to gluten.
Experts emphasize that this diet is not healthy because gluten-free products are full of much extra sugar and fat, which can lead to weight gain. However, constant propaganda of gluten-free products, which emphasizes their benefits for health and waist, increases the demand for this diet.
The trend is supported by such stars as Gwyneth Paltrow, who actively promotes gluten-free diet to millions of her fans. Today, similar products can be found in special departments in supermarkets and health food stores, just as the products for diabetics. Alas, gluten-free products contain significantly lower levels of fiber and minerals that disappear during processing.
That is why the use of “healthy” gluten-free products does not contribute to our health. If gluten causes no symptoms in your body, do not start a gluten-free diet – it will not give you any good. Moderate reduction in foods containing gluten can help you reduce the carbohydrates that we sometimes eat in large quantities. It is they that are the cause of the obesity epidemic. But it is not necessary to change them for less healthy gluten-free options.