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Gluten: Debusting The Myths

2 MIN READ • 24th September 2021
Health and Wellbeing by Health and Wellbeing

Many people go gluten free because they believe they’ll lose weight, but this isn’t always the case. It is true that gluten is found in a lot of unhealthy foods (such as cakes and biscuits), and if you’re replacing these with non-processed foods such as fruit and veg, then you will feel lighter and brighter. However, if you’re simply swapping your usual naughty snack for a gluten-free equivalent, you won’t see the difference on your waist-line. “Many foods labelled ‘gluten-free’ can be unhealthy and are loaded with sugar and fat and are low in fibre, vitamins and minerals,” Carly says.

Make good choices

Although you shouldn’t cut gluten from your diet unless you have to, you should try to make wise choices in your gluten-containing food options. “If you have no reason to avoid gluten, opt for wholegrain carb choices over refined versions as often as you can,” says Emma.

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