Is a Gluten-Free Diet Healthy for the Average Person?

If you‘re thinking about going Gluten-Free, you may want to reconsider.

Daniel Hopper
ILLUMINATION-Curated

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The world of health and fitness is full of buzzwords and fads that come and go, especially regarding nutrition.

We’re bombarded by the marketing of kinds of diets, superfoods, and other things we should avoid to improve our health and attain the body we’ve always desired.

One of those diets is the gluten-free diet.

Any diet villainizing a particular food or nutrient as the reason we’re unhealthy and out of shape is easy to market. Equally, it’s just as easy for a consumer to buy into marketing that promises that this small (not small) lifestyle change will solve all their health problems.

But is going gluten-free necessary or even beneficial for most of us? In this article, we'll delve into what gluten is, how it could affect our bodies, and whether eliminating it from your diet is a practical and beneficial choice for the general population.

What is Gluten?

Gluten is a general term that describes a group of proteins in wheat and other related grains like barley and rye. Foods like bread, cereal, savouries, pasta, and baked goods typically contain gluten, providing…

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Daniel Hopper
ILLUMINATION-Curated

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