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Health benefits of gluten-free diet
A gluten-free diet has become a popular trend and gluten-free products are starting to line the shelves at grocery stores. But most of us are still in the dark, when it comes to the health benefits of a gluten free diet. So in this article, we are going to see the health benefits of a gluten free diet.

Gluten is basically a special type of protein that is found in foods such as cereals, wheat and certain grains. This compound influences the texture of many grain-made products. Its main purpose is to keep the elasticity intact in foods during the fermentation phase of food production. Gluten makes the bread chewy and prevents it from having a sticky doughy like texture.

A gluten-free diet can have a variety of health benefits. It improves cholesterol levels, promotes digestive health and also increases energy levels. It can also help in reducing the risk of heart disease and certain cancers. Many foods that are processed and are available for purchase contain a lot of gluten, which is essentially unhealthy for you, reported indiainteracts.

A strict gluten-free diet means no wheat, rye, barley, oats or malt. The people who are diagnosed with celiac disease can experience relief of symptoms like intestinal discomfort, diarrhea, overwhelming fatigue, and muscle cramps if they follow a gluten-free diet.

If you choose a gluten-free diet, you are actually inseminating a variety of foods from your diet that are unhealthy and you will consume foods that are fresh, whole and organic. This will provide you a great overall health benefit. Another benefit of gluten-free food is that your sugar and fat intake is decreased drastically.

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