We see it all the time on TV, social media, and in the grocery stores. Truth is, companies take advantage of the “hype” of it all. Don’t get me wrong, there is a time and a place for gluten-free, such as those that have certain issues related to gluten but for the general population, it just means that there is no “gluten” in it which is essentially wheat.
Gluten is a substance that is responsible for the elasticity and texture of the dough and can be found in cereal grain. A mixture of two proteins, it causes illness in people with celiac disease. So like I mentioned above, there are a time and place for gluten-free.
Having the label as gluten-free doesn’t make it any healthier.
I hear some people occasionally saying that “these cookies are healthy because they are gluten-free.” False! If you look at the label, it is still packed with sugar and fat similar if not worse than well-known Oreo. Before you get fooled by the hype, read the labels. If it is too good to be true, it usually is. Everything in moderation is key, but just know the difference and the foolery behind the gimmick.
There is no reason why you shouldn’t incorporate gluten-free foods into your diet, however. Eating fresh fruits and vegetables is a good way to get great nutrients into your body without gluten. If your body responds well to gluten foods, you don’t have to restrict yourself from those either.
Don’t be fooled. Take your time to research different fads, how to read labels, and what terms mean to better help you become successful in your own journey.
If you need help from a nutrition coach, don’t hesitate to reach out. Let them know exactly what you are looking to get out of their services. You don’t need to hire a coach only if you are looking to get that “hot bod”. You can hire a coach to help educate you and guide you towards a healthier lifestyle and ways of healthier eating!