Low gluten diet is not of benefit for all! People with celiac disease and gluten intolerant are the only ones to get the most out of low gluten diet. However, there are certain individuals who would follow low gluten diet on the grounds that it would be helpful for their health! But is low gluten diet really beneficial for healthy individuals? May not be!! Read on!!
Gluten is a protein abundantly found in wheat, rye and barley. People with celiac disease find it harder to digest this protein and hence avoided! A lot of people adopt low gluten or gluten nil diet, hence a study was conducted to understand the effect of the same on human health!
Study results determined that –
- Gluten-free foods are known to have less fibre and other micronutrients, thus making the food less nutritious. An individual’s balanced diet would become devoid of nutrition. Gluten-free foods are also costlier when compared to other foods
- People who included about 12-grams per cent of gluten per day had a lesser chance of developing Diabetes when compared to people who consumed lower gluten. In 30 year study period, people with low gluten intake had a higher chance of diabetes and turned out to be diabetics!!
Thus the low gluten diet was associated with increased risk of diabetes, other studies are still in process to know the mechanism or to reconfirm the results!!