The “Truth” About Gluten?

Well this is lovely.

Gotta love the first quote in this article by the ever so knowledgable people at WebMd.  Guide To A Healthy Kitchen

“unless people are very careful, a gluten-free diet can lack vitamins, minerals, and fiber,”

Really?!  Are you quite serious?!   Last time I checked, EVERYTHING that is a whole food, fresh fruits and vegetables is MUCH more nutritious than anything whole grain.  You can get up to 303% of your daily Vitamin C from a green veggie  and none from anything “whole grain”.  Unless it’s been artificially pumped in of course.  This article obviously chooses to ignore simple facts. Heck, there’s almost no B Vitamins to speak of in Whole Grain Bread.

“Because wheat is ubiquitous in the American diet, completely eliminating gluten requires adopting a whole new diet. You would have to give  up most breads, crackers, breakfast cereals, conventional pastas, pastry goods, and a wide range of processed foods made with small amounts of gluten”

LOL So pastry goods, conventional pastas, and sugary breakfast cereals are a large part of the american diet.  Oddly enough the obesity rate is over 30%.  Weird.

“Eating a healthy gluten-free diet means paying constant attention to what you eat.”

Again talking like this is a bad thing!!  Why can’t bad habits be turned into good habits? Routines need to be created and followed for a while for people to get used to it. Then it’s no longer a chore.

In the end this article is actually somewhat informative, but in reality it’s just an advertisement for Barilla Pasta who if you read carefully are the ones sponsoring the article.

Web MD, Keeping you sick so you can buy more drugs from Pfizer and give their execs Billion dollar bonuses.

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3 Responses to “The “Truth” About Gluten?”

  1. So what about going less extreme… and just cutting out refined white starches?

    For example, I don’t eat pasta, bread or rice often, and when I do, I try to choose whole grain varieties, but how much better are these whole grain alternatives over the white, refined stuff?


  2. A tiny bit more fibre, a bit more protein, a bit less sugar. Same crappy vitamin content.

  3. Because of various in-tolerances, my diet is essentially (but not 100%) free of gluten, lactose, fructose, and artificial-sweeteners. I’ve also gone off of most grains in the last few months and I’m feeling great. I’m active and healthy. No need for much “white” in the diet.

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