Some people have to be on a gluten free diet because of having celiac’s or gluten intolerance. Some people go on a gluten free diet for other health benefits. Being on a gluten free diet has it’s pro’s and con’s. So what are the pro’s and con’s of being on a gluten free diet?
-Not being able to eat all of the foods that you would like to eat.
-There are not a whole lot of options of foods when eating out at a restaurant or even at a friend or family’s home.
-Being on a gluten free diet can result in deficiencies in the body. Some gluten free foods do not have the nutrients that you need like folate, fiber, and iron.
-There are medical benefits to being on a gluten free diet. According to medical studies out there being on a gluten free diet can benefit those with certain medical conditions such as: autism, rheumatoid arthritis, parkinson’s, neuromyelitis, down syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, seizures, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, diabetes, etc.
-It can lower your cholesterol.
-It can improve your digestion.
-It can raise your energy level.
So if you are thinking of going on a gluten free diet for reasons other than celiac’s or gluten intolerance do your research and weigh the pro’s and con’s.
This article was written by Katharine, a contributing writer and employee of The Health Insurance Specialists.
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