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Dangers of gluten free diet

Updated on March 6, 2013

Gluten free diet planning!

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Introduction to dangers of gluten free diet

Gluten free foods are consumed by a few groups:

  • those with celiac disease
  • those with other kinds of gluten connected diseases and those with gluten sensitivity
  • those on a diet (health, weight loss and other dietary plans)

As we know, gluten free diet is connected mostly with not consuming the following grass seeds:

  • wheat, spelt and kamut
  • barley
  • rye
  • triticale
  • oats (a debate about oat gluten value has been active for a while)



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Dangers of gluten free diet explained

When one is consuming gluten free foods it would be reasonable to study what substances are lacking in those foods, compared with a more traditional, eat everything diet.

When looking it from that perspective the following deficiencies become apparent:

  • folates
  • iron
  • fiber
  • calcium
  • protein
  • riboflavin
  • niacin
  • thiamine

Because of the reduced intake of the listed substances, reduced bone strength, various iron deficiencies can arise.


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      Ardot 4 years ago from Canada

      Very, very informative! I never thought that by eliminating gluten, you'd also be eliminating other beneficial nutrients and risking low iron and reduced bone strength!

      Thank you. Just goes to show how new fad diet trends should be approached with caution.