Avoid the Gluten-Free Trap (from the Huffpost)

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The majority of potato chip brands have always been gluten free. Yet, when someone is grabbing a bag at the grocery store, or offering you some at their house, they announce “they’re gluten-free!” as if that’s some sort of health benefit.

Sadly, many are picking up gluten free breads, cookies, and crackers thinking that these products are improving their health and physique.

If someone’s gluten-intolerant or gluten-sensitive, deciding to go gluten-free will no doubt cut down on the inflammation they’re experiencing from wheat, barley and other gluten-containing grains. However, anyone thinking that switching to quinoa pasta, rice crackers, and gluten-free muffins will lead to fat loss is seriously misguided. At the end of the day a brownie is still a brownie, and gluten-free or not, eating one everyday after lunch or consuming a breakfast that looks like the one below isn’t going to fix your waistline:

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Read the full article here:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-sheridan/avoid-the-glutenfree-trap_b_7979192.html

 

 

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