3. Myth: Everyone Can Benefit from a Gluten-Free Diet.
Reality: There are many people that have never been diagnosed with Celiac Disease yet still have a very difficult time eating gluten. That doesn’t mean, however, that everyone should eliminate gluten from their diet.
Though it’s possible to get all of the nutrients you need while being gluten free, it is a very difficult endeavor and, if you don’t have a medical reason to, unnecesarily restricting. What’s more, there isn’t really a solid body of evidence to support the idea that people without gluten sensitivities will see benefits from eliminating gluten.
When people with sensitivities or celiac disease eliminate gluten, they often feel more energy, they sleep better and just feel all around more healthy. But that doesn’t mean that people without gluten sensitivities will get the same benefit — all it means is that people with gluten sensitivities are feeling better.
Another problem? Eating gluten free is significantly more expensive than not. If you don’t want to strain your grocery budget, it might not be the best diet for you.
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