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I’ve read news articles online that say going gluten-free is a healthier lifestyle, and that’s not always true. While 1% of the population has Celiac Disease and another 6-7% have gluten allergies people who have no issues with gluten could be limiting their diet of vital nutrients. Cutting out wheat can lead to decreased fiber intake and folic acid, a B vitamin found in whole grain breads.Also, gluten-free packaged foods contain a lot of salt, fat, sugar, and increased calories than regular packaged food. So if you are going to go gluten-free you need to understand how to supplement your diet to make up for the loss of a food group. The gluten-free diet is by no means a miracle diet. You still need to make healthy food choices and keep a healthy lifestyle.
Though the rise in gluten-free products has helped to reduce some prices, the price of gluten-free bread compared to white bread is quite significant. The gluten-free lifestyle is not a cheap way of living because you get less food for more money. Even if you use this diet change to add more fresh vegetables, fruits and complex carbohydrates to your diet, it can be costly. For ideas on how to cut down the costs of a gluten-free diet, check out Nicole Hunn's book Gluten-Free on a Shoestring
3) Going gluten-free is easy.
The community is growing, and the amount of information is increasing, too. There are magazines, websites, articles, doctors and much more. One should not get lost with all this information. Click here to go to the National Foundation for Celiac Disease's website.
Take gluten-free living step-by-step until it becomes part of your everyday thing. Start slow and simple. You'll get there!