Common Misconceptions About the Gluten-free Diet


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Going gluten-free is a growing trend around the world. More and more people are noticing the benefits of it and are jumping on the bandwagon, looking to improve their health.

Still, most people are not like us and don’t fully understand what living without gluten is or why people do it. 

Therefore, knowing why you are embarking on this route is important before you get fully into it. 

It is also important to dispel common misconceptions about the gluten-free diet before they take hold.


Here are just a few;


Going gluten-free means you will lose a lot of weight.


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healthy soba noodles with vegetables in ginger coconut sauce


While the mix of foods you eat when you follow a gluten-free diet may be healthier, not everyone who goes on this diet slims down. 

A lot of people who eliminate gluten from their lives do, in fact, experience dramatic weight loss, but that is only if they add fresh produce and healthy fats and avoid processed food. 

Of course, we want people to consume more veggies, fruits and lean foods, but as with anything, you need to work at it and stay diligent to shed the pounds off.

You won’t get enough nutrients?


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This is a widespread rumor, but it is false. Yes, many foods containing gluten are high in nutrients like fiber or iron. But it is still possible to get the nutrients without consuming foods with gluten. 

Foods like eggs, fish, poultry, and nuts are high in iron and fiber, and the more whole foods you eat, the better your nutrient balance will be. 

If you vary the foods you eat, you won’t have anything to worry about. In addition, there are more ways to get nutrients than through food. 

A gluten-free diet is only good for people with celiac disease?

 A gluten-free diet’s benefits for those with celiac disease are well-documented. People suffering from this ailment can see relatively fast results by sticking to it. 

One common myth is that the diet is only effective for those with celiac disease, people with gluten intolerance or perhaps other digestive disorders. 

That isn’t true. Living gluten-free means limiting yourself to foods that are healthier than overly processed foods that are unhealthy.


Going gluten-free has many benefits, but there are still many misconceptions surrounding it. By following a well-balanced diet without gluten, more than just people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance will benefit.

Check out our gluten-free recipe collection for tasty and healthy food and enjoy going gluten-free!


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