While a gluten-free diet is crucial for those with Celiac disease, experts are cautioning that excluding gluten from your diet if you don’t have Celiac disease can be harmful, according to an article in the NY Daily News
Gluten-free diets are all the rage among some celebrity circles right now. They supposedly assume that avoiding gluten will help them stay slender or lose weight. However, there is no evidence to suggest that eliminating gluten from your diet causes weight loss.
Also, many products that are labeled gluten-free are high in sugar, fat, and salt. It pays to read the label.
The message seems to be that avoiding gluten if you don’t have Celiac disease is not only unnecessary but it could potentially backfire if your ultimate goal in doing so is to lose weight or improve your health.