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

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4. Gluten Free Diets Can Lead to Constipation and other Issues

If you think that your morning bran muffin or bagel is making you feel sluggish and stealing your energy away, you have no idea of what that actually feels like until you become seriously constipated due to a lack of fiber. Many people who eat gluten free are seriously lacking in fiber, something that is vital for your intestines in order to move waste along and out of the body. Whole grains are loaded with fiber. Most Americans are already lacking when it comes to fiber and few of us get the recommended 30 to 40 grams of fiber we need each day. Cutting gluten out of your diet might cause a serious back-up in your intestinal plumbing system, so to speak. If you do go gluten free, be sure you eat plenty of raw produce and drink your 8 to 10 glasses of water to avoid becoming constipated. If you still seem to have problems, try some of the fiber mixes that you can simply mix with your morning smoothie or juice to keep things moving smoothly. 

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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.