For a happier, healthier you join My Health & Wellbeing for unlimited free access.

Get Started

October issue on sale now

Subscribe

Are you a wellness warrior?

Vote today
3 issues for £9.99

3 issues for £9.99

Claim yours

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.

Unlock this content in 10 seconds flat

Join My Health & Wellbeing, free!

Plus get unlimited access to 1000s of expert health articles and wellness-boosting advice, completely free.

Join the club

Already a member? Log in

We're using cookies!

This website and carefully selected third parties use cookies on this site to improve performance, for analytics and for advertising. By browsing this site you are agreeing to this. For more information see our privacy and cookie policy.

Access everything, free!

Unlock the website for exclusive member-only content – all free, all the time. What are you waiting for? Join My Health & Wellbeing today!

Join the club today
Already a member? Log in to not see this again
Join My H&W