Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Gluten-free Products ‘Not as Healthy’ as Conventional, New Study
So you have found out your are gluten sensitive or celiac and you want to eat healthy but just don't have the time to cook or bake everything from scratch which is what is demanded by the Gut and psychology syndrome protocol (GAPS) or Paleo way of eating.
And you don't want to give up croissants, Pizza, battered fish or crispy cookies. So you eat advertised gluten free versions of these. I don't recommend them for many reasons that I have written about extensively but there is another reason: often lower nutritional value to conventional products.
A new study focuses on fat, sugar, salt and fiber contents and that is good to know. But we must also remember wheat flour in conventional products are fortified with folic acid. And many breakfast cereals and other grain products (non-gluten) are fortified with B vitamins and other nutrients that gluten free products are not.
Read more about the new study out of the Netherlands that looks at fat, sugar, salt and fiber content of gluten free packaged foods here:
Gluten-free products ‘not as healthy’ as conventional
By Katy Askew, 08-Aug-2017
A new study has found gluten-free products are often not as healthy as their conventional counterparts.
To Your Health
Dr. Barbara (TM)