The gluten free diet of Russell Crowe
One of the things that really, really annoys me are all of the gluten free signs that I see in the grocery store. Oddly enough on items that there wouldn’t be gluten anyway. Ridiculous.
A gluten free diet is all the rage, not only with celebs, but with soccer moms (is that a relevant term any more?) as well.
The silly part is that there is no data that points to avoiding gluten causing weight loss.
There are some who have to go on a gluten free diet. That doesn’t mean that everybody should.
Should gluten be in your diet? Those that should avoid gluten have either a wheat alergy, or are afflicted with Celiac Disease, which is an autoimmune disease.
According to the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, only 1 in 133 people in the U.S. are affected.
Where the rubber meets the road
Check it out, you don’t “need” gluten. It’s a good source of protein, but it’s not a necessity. Then again, barring those with the health issues, gluten isn’t going to hurt either.
Imagine this happening with any other food intolerance—”the lactose intolerant diet,” anyone? Bari Lieberman
Can it lead to weight loss? The jury is out — but even if it did, why cut it out if you don’t have to? Those “gluten free” items may cost more. And for what? Nothing.
Leave the gluten free diets to the celebs, like Russell Crowe, and just eat smart.
What do you think about a gluten free diet?