Last week in Australia a study that says gluten-free foods are not better for us has been doing the rounds – and I have some things to say about it!
A study was released that found that gluten-free foods cost more and are not nutritionally superior to gluten-containing products, and that “getting on the gluten-free bandwagon for no medical reason, just a belief the foods are healthier, is misguided”. The study, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, evaluated 3213 gluten-free and gluten-containing packaged products like breads, cereals, chips, cake mixes etc to see their nutritional differences.
YES! This is actually true – although conveniently misleading. If we replace crappy gluten foods with crappy corn, crappy rice, crappy potato starch etc found in the gluten-free alternatives like breads and biscuits, then it’s crystal clear that these foods would not be nutritionally superior. Read the rest of this post »