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Could a Gluten Free Diet Be Doing You More Harm Than Good?

The term “gluten-free” may lead some consumers to think they’re getting an overall healthier option, according to new research conducted by nutrition experts at the University of Florida.¬†Study author Karla Shelnutt, a UF assistant professor in family, youth and community sciences, says the gluten-free diet is popular with women trying to lose weight, but it might not be their best choice if they don’t have celiac disease, which affects just 1% of the population. Refined gluten free foods¬†are often not fortified with essential vitamins and minerals, she says, and those for whom a gluten-free diet is necessary are advised to carefully balance their diet or take a vitamin supplement. To read more click here!