Gluten-free doesn't mean healthy
American Heart Association recently informed public that gluten may lower risk of Type 2 diabetes. While you shouldn't trust everything what you read in the media, researchers were right in one particular point. Participants of the study who ate less gluten also tended to eat less cereal fiber, a protective factor for Type 2 diabetes developing. Now we might argue that gluten-free foods often have less dietary fiber and other micronutrients (such as vitamins and minerals) as researchers state, as fruit and vegetables have, of course, a high amount of dietary fiber. The problem with the gluten-free craze is that people often think that buying gluten-free pasta, bread, muffins and pancakes is a healthier option. Unfortunately, it is far from the truth. Gluten-free products are filled with corn, rice and other types of starches that are not better, if not even worse for your health then a slice of wheat bread. Wait, so what should you eat? I recommend to keep things simple. Shop for wholesome real food that doesn't come in a box and doesn't have a long shelf life. EAT REAL FOOD. Period.
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