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Published on February 19th, 2014 | by VWJ News

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Good Grains: Should you go Gluten-Free?

There has been a lot of focus recently on the benefits of a gluten-free diet. Many experts claim that grains are bad for our digestion and bad for our brains, and many people find that they lose weight on a gluten-free diet. And then there are the Paleo folks thinking that grains are terrible food for our bodies. But if you are not truly allergic or sensitive to gluten, is it really that bad for you?

In this article from our sister site Eat. Drink… Better, Jill Ettinger brings to light the questions that surround gluten. Years ago, whole-grains were purported to be the foundation of a healthy diet, and now many people are turning away from the abundant nutrients, fiber and protein found in wheat and other whole grain products. As the author explains, the health of the food really depends on the type of grains that one is eating. Choosing bleached, bromated, refined white flour is not the same as choosing whole grain farro, oatmeal or wheat berries. Read more to learn what noted nutritionist Marion Nestle has to say about the subject.

In Defense of Gluten: Turns Out Wheat Isn’t as Bad as You Think (via http://eatdrinkbetter.com)

We see the gluten-free label everywhere, leading us to believe that there must be something inherently wrong with wheat. But is gluten really all that bad for us? Wheat isn’t as bad for your health as you probably think it is Recent books like Wheat…


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