Gluten has become a mainstream topic of discussion over the last decade, but despite the buzz, eating gluten-free doesn’t necessarily constitute eating healthy. A gluten-free cookie is still a cookie full of sugar and refined flour – it is not a health food.
There’s an impressive body of research revealing that gluten can be harmful to the digestive tract, even in people who aren’t allergic to it. When your intestines are stressed, they are less efficient at absorbing nutrients, which can quickly and dramatically affect the performance of your body AND your brain.
Every day brings about new research on gluten, and the jury is still out. What we do know is that there are a large number of people who have adverse reactions to gluten. You would probably know if you are allergic to it, but you might not know if you are intolerant.
Luckily, it isn’t too difficult to determine whether or not you’re intolerant– whilst it requires some serious self control to eliminate gluten from your diet, even for just a month, the benefits can be amazing! Here’s the truth about gluten.