“Don’t be fooled….just because it’s gluten-free doesn’t mean it’s healthy. The majority of gluten-free products are just highly processed junk foods with clever marketing designs. Breads, cereals, cookies, muffins, pastas, etc. labeled gluten-free typically replace wheat with rice & corn (flour) starch, potato starch, soy flour, tapioca starch & sorghum, which quickly metabolize into sugar, spike insulin, increase cravings and inflammation” comment from Paula Owens, Nutritionist on LinkedIn
While some people may be gluten sensitive, very few are coeliacs who are truly gluten intolerant. There are plenty of good food choices out there without gluten in them but the burgeoning gluten-free industry seems to be cashing in on people’s weaknesses by creating unnecessary fear. Why would you eat expensive gluten-free bread when it is better not to eat bread at all?
If you are sensitive to gluten and want some more ideas of what to eat that doesn’t include expensive gluten-free alternative products contact me for a consultation. There are lots of good food options out there and sometimes it’s just a matter of thinking outside the square.