Gwyneth Paltrow has said he releases gluten to lose the extra pounds he accumulated during “annual vacations”. Miley Cyrus and Kim Kardashian have declared their commitment to gluten-free diet on Twitter. Now Lady Gaga is the latest celebrity who accepts gluten-free diet, supposedly to shrink for her international concert tour.
Why does gluten-free diet become such a trend?
The answer is – it depends on many factors. There is nothing inherent in gluten-free diet that will magically melt your pounds. It can help you get rid of “garbage” from your body and eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains that naturally lack gluten. But you certainly will not feel biology if you eat a pile of finished products that have a “gluten-free” tag that has recently been sold as silly.
While gluten-free diet is important for people with celiac disease and those with gluten sensitivities, there is no evidence to support a gluten-free diet that is useful for weight loss. Some studies suggest that gluten-free diet can actually aggravate the situation for obese and overweight people.
Research shows that nutrition without gluten can contain insufficient nutrients (associated with vitamin B deficiency, iron and folate). Finished gluten-free products often have a lot of fat and calories. Gluten-free diet for weight loss can have unwanted effects.
Of course, we can all benefit from reducing the consumption of refined, starchy, sugary carbohydrates. There are no arguments. But do not condemn whole grains that behind them have a bunch of studies that talk about their positive impact on our health, including weight management.