Gluten-free diet: Why is it so popular?

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Hello everyone,

Hi everyone,

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In recent years, you may have heard of the gluten-free diet. But what is it? What is gluten?

A gluten free diet is one that cuts out gluten, a protein found in most grains (ingluding wheat, barley, rye and triticale). Gluten can trigger serious health problems or other insensitivites, particularly in people with celiac disease or other digestive disorders. This diet has also become popular among people who haven't been diagnosed with a gluten-related medical condition, as it is reported to improve overall health, reduce inflammation, help with weight loss and increase energy.

And you, what do you think? Have you tried a gluten-free or a reduced-gluten diet yourself? Have you seen any health benefits? Is it complicated to follow on a daily basis? Do you have any trips or tricks to share with us?

And if you haven't tried it, would you be interested in testing it out? Why or why not?

Feel free to share and discuss in the comments below!

Take care,
Courtney

Beginning of the discussion - 8/21/20

Gluten-free diet: Why is it so popular?


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@Courtney_J I have lupus and crohn's and I've heard that going gluten free can help crohn's but doesn't really do anything for lupus. I'm curious about trying it but not everyone in my family has crohn's so I'm not sure I want to put that on them, and cooking two meals is just not going to happen. I'm genuinely interested in it though, I just need to figure out how/if it's feasible for me.