Going gluten-free has become something of a status symbol in recent years. Thanks to celebrities promoting their own gluten-free diets, there’s a new wave of people who believe gluten-free = healthy.
But is this true? And who really *should* go gluten-free?
First of all, let’s take a closer look at what gluten actually is. It’s a natural protein found in wheat, barley and rye. It’s the thing that gives doughs and pastas that lovely stretch effect when cooking.
And that’s it – it isn’t a poison, it isn’t toxic – it’s natural and for most of us, perfectly fine to eat.
So why do people and celebrities alike say it’s healthier to avoid gluten? Here’s our theory… foods that are naturally gluten-free include fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy...