Top 15 Reasons Why You Might Want to Think Twice About Going Gluten Free

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3. Cross Contamination Issues

One of the problems many people who plan to go gluten free don’t realize is just how difficult it is to avoid cross contamination. This is an issue you will be dealing with constantly. Cross contamination is what happens when gluten free foods come into contact or are made at the same locations as regular foods. Sometimes this happens at manufacturing plants where the same equipment is used to make both types of products. You will have to read every single food label to see if it says something like “may contain gluten” or “made at factories that also make regular foods that contain gluten.” By the way, those labels are not mandatory, they are completely voluntary, so you could be buying something that says it’s gluten free, but is actually made in the same machine as foods that do contain gluten. Even those gluten free labels can be a little deceiving. They don’t mean the food is 100 percent gluten free. The FDA only requires that the food contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten, so even products that say gluten free or wheat free can actually still contain small amounts of both.

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6 Comments

  1. Joss

    Feb 19, 2015 at 1:15 am

    This article is horse shit. Why are you trying so hard to dissuade people from going gluten-free? A huge factor that you don’t seem to understand is that for people who are going gluten-free for health reasons often do their research and end up going completely grain-free. That’s where you’ll start to see health benefits; it’s also where your article falls short. On an ending note:

    “Kids in school who suffer from Celiac disease often have food thrown at them or they are called ‘special.’ People will smirk at you behind your back, laugh at how ridiculous you are being, call you ‘high maintenance’…”

    Are you kidding me? Did you try to go gluten-free and someone bullied you? This is absolutely ridiculous. People, do your research- this “writer” sure didn’t. He or she also doesn’t seem to edit his or her work before publicizing. Only 6 shares, thank goodness!

    • mike3481

      Feb 19, 2015 at 2:18 am

      Exactly, and their ”research” failed to turn up the nasty (to them) little fact that humans are not designed to eat grains… PERIOD!

      I’d recommend they view the documentary “In Search of the Perfect Human Diet”, other than the guy who nearly dropped dead of a heart attack at 28, everyone else in the doc. is a M.D. or a PhD and their evidence is irrefutable, that is if one is intellectually honest.

      • StevetheHun

        Feb 20, 2015 at 6:53 pm

        Bravo! That is a great movie.

        Also read Taube’s book, “Why we get fat”.

  2. StevetheHun

    Feb 20, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Worst. “reasons” Ever.

    Yes, gluten is bad. Eating a carbohydrate based diet is bad. Avoiding wheat and then eating a lot of other grain based carbohydrates instead of wheat is bad. We give grain to cows to make them fat. They get sick when we feed them grains.

    But we’re supposed to believe that eating a grain based diet will make us thin. Who was the idiot who thought that one up?

    Fact is, you need to eat a ketogenic diet that burns fat.

  3. StevetheHun

    Feb 20, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    I don’t get called names by idiots because I don’t speak to idiots. Problem solved.

  4. Jiro Miyashita

    Jun 25, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Eating a gluten-free, clean, fresh, and healthy diet will go a long way in helping you boost your metabolism, lose weight, get lean, and put you on the path to the healthiest you have ever been.