5. Myth: Gluten-Free Foods Are Always Healthy.
Reality: Just because that cupcake or mac and cheese is gluten free doesn’t mean it’s a healthy alternative to the real thing. Junk food is junk food, and some gluten-free foods are actually more calorie dense than the alternative.
See Also: 9 Dangers of Gluten-Free Products
6. Myth:The Growing Popularity of Gluten-Free Foods is Great for People with Celiac Disease.
Reality: To be fair, this one is a yes and no. For many people with celiac disease, the growing awareness of their dietary restrictions is great — more people understand their plight, there are more products available, etc. However (and this is no small problem), people with celiac disease have far more sensitivity to gluten than most people realize, and what s a trend or a diet for some people is a serious medical condition for others. Gluten-free products are popping up at restaurants and cafes across the country, but if these products aren’t handled with the right care, and all too often they aren’t, they can be really dangerous for people with celiac disease.