gluten is fashionable these days, but what are the benefits for people who are not gluten intolerant? There is some evidence that a gluten-free diet can help improve the symptoms of autism and the need to go gluten is well documented for people who suffer from celiac disease.
For the rest of us, gluten sensitivity is increasing and we are learning that wheat is not the food of health think it is. This is a great reason to treat gluten-free grains. There are a number of options to choose, so the variety will not be a problem.
Of course, nothing can be taken too. Just because something is gluten-free does not mean it’s healthy. If you are replacing gluten with large amounts of starch or other healthy substitutes, think again. It is infinitely better than choose foods that are naturally free of gluten that those who try to substitute alternatives. The choice to limit the amount of gluten in your diet is just one piece of the puzzle, but we all have to start somewhere!
– Erin Wildermuth