Is Gluten Bad For You?
We’ve all been told to fear gluten and avoid it at all costs, but is this the truth? Keep reading to learn more about it and whether or not gluten is bad for you after all.
Gluten, a protein found in most grains, is traditionally responsible for the structural integrity of many of our favourite dishes – think pasta, pizza, bread and cakes.
Is gluten bad for you?
Gluten isn’t bad for everyone. People with celiac disease, wheat allergies, intolerances or those who feel unwell when they eat gluten should avoid eating the stuff.
But as for the rest of us, no — gluten isn’t bad for you.
Why is gluten bad for you?
People with celiac disease have an immune reaction that’s triggered when eating gluten and they can risk damaging their intestinal tracts through inflammation.
For everybody else, research still doesn’t show why people without allergies still react to gluten by bloating or with discomfort. Some think it’s based on anecdotal or celebrity influence, others call it logical or intuitive.
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by Fabian Jackson
Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.