The Glamorization of Gluten-Free

Janet Helm

Writer, registered dietitian and mother of twins Janet Helm posts on her website Nutrition Unplugged her thoughts on “The Glamorization of Gluten-Free.” Pondering why going gluten-free is the new diet craze, she discusses whether going gluten-free will help people lose weight. “The answer is, it depends,” she writes. “There’s nothing inherent about a gluten-free diet that’s going to melt away the pounds. It may help if you ‘get rid of the junk’ and eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains that are naturally gluten-free, says registered dietitian Shelley Case. But it certainly won’t help if you just simply load up on the burgeoning array of prepackaged gluten-free products that are selling like hotcakes.”

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