The gluten-free lifestyle is getting popular in the United States (US). Gluten is a mixture of two proteins found in bread and any food products that contain wheat, such as cereals, pasta, and packaged food.

As proclaimed by Cnet, Monday (2/12) these substances are difficult for the body to digest. Gluten is even considered potentially exacerbating to cause several health problems for a person’s body.

There are several reasons that underlie the attitude of US citizens who avoid gluten. Some people feel the need to avoid gluten to save their lives. While others just feel better and believe they are healthier without it.

If you are considering not using gluten, this is what you need to know about why people avoid it, and what effect it has for health said by nutrition and health science.

The gluten diet appears in the middle popularity of the diet of Keto, Paleo, and carbohydrates. Diet Keto and Paleo, requires you to cut bread and gluten. For the Keto diet, you cut bread and wheat products because they are high in carbohydrates.

The aim of the Keto diet is to limit enough carbohydrates and consume more fat so your body goes into a ketogenic state. In that condition, the body will use fat for energy.

Paleo diet limit bread and all grains including those containing gluten. The purpose of this diet is to reduce the consumption of processed foods and stick to whole foods, especially vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, nuts.

Health concerns about gluten

There is a lot of confusion around whether everyone should avoid gluten or only for those who have a diagnosed condition to worry about. The main argument surrounding the problem with gluten is that it contains proteins that are resistant to digestion in humans.

Protein in gluten is not the only problem found in wheat also contains Amylase-trypsin inhibitors, which are proven to cause inflammation in the digestive system. Wheat germ agglutinin is a type of lectin found in wheat which is also associated with autoimmune and inflammation problems.


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