Gluten-Free Diet Risks

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The potential risks and effects of a gluten-free diet
Almost everybody is searching for a way to lose weight fast and millions of people have sought to do that through fad diets. The majority of these diets hold an elevated risk for harming an individual or their body. Lord Byron popularized one of the first known fad diets in the 1820s and it consisted of drinking apple cider vinegar with water. In the 1930’s the grapefruit diet was created which consisted of eating a grapefruit with every meal. Maria Callas, an opera singer, popularized a diet which involved digesting tapeworms in the mid-1950s. This diet was incredibly dangerous due to the fact that these worms have the potential danger to cause life-threatening problems
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Peter Koehler, author of Celiac Disease And Gluten, wrote in the terms and definitions section of his book that ¨gluten has been described as a rubber-like proteinaceous mass that remains when wheat dough is washed with salt or water solution to remove soluble constituents and starch granules”. A simpler way of explaining it is to say that gluten is a form of protein found in wheat, rye, barley and other grains. It’s what causes dough to rise and stay elastic. Gluten is found in a variety of items that people may not realize such as toothpaste, soy sauce, and frozen vegetables. The major negative about replacing products with gluten free ones is that they are typically more …show more content…
As listed above, there are numerous benefits to eating gluten, such as it’s source of protein, fiber, and iron. Paradoxically, cutting out gluten has multiple consequences. For example, a lack of vitamin B and an increase in bad gut bacteria. In addition, gluten has never been proven to cause or even be connected to weight loss. If weight loss does occur on this diet, it has most likely been caused by a decrease in the number of carbs a person consumes, not a decrease in gluten

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