Have you ever considered going on a gluten-free diet? Despite popular belief, avoiding wheat doesn’t necessarily improve your health, especially if you don’t live with celiac disease. According to The University of Chicago Medicine Celiac Disease Center, celiac disease affects about 3 million Americans. Sales of gluten-free foods have increased tremendously over the last decade, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture doesn’t expect that to stop anytime soon. Is that because more cases of celiac disease are developing? Not necessarily.
The truth about gluten-free foods
According to a survey conducted by the National Restaurant Association, 30 percent of adults in the U.S. try to avoid or cut back on gluten in their diets, and that number is only expected to increase. Not because they live with celiac disease, however. The reasoning is a result of following a “fad diet” that most believe is the healthier option.
“Some gluten-free labeled foods have GMOs and MSG.”
It’s a common misconception that going “gluten-free” means you’re automatically switching to a healthier diet. In fact, Natural News reported that many of the gluten-free foods aren’t healthy and wholesome – they’re actually loaded with hidden forms of GMOs and MSG. Unfortunately that means many of those gluten-free options are actually just as unhealthy – and often more so – as the processed foods you’ve been avoiding. When in doubt, choose foods clearly labeled “non-GMO.“
If you’re living with celiac disease or would simply like to cut back on gluten, just make sure you’re