1. Gluten-free meals often have hidden gluten

    Feel LOUSY after eating out? Here’s the REAL reason

    Nothing like a nice dinner out, right?

    No cooking… no cleaning up after… and maybe you’ll even splurge and enjoy some dessert.

    But then “it” hits you.

    Maybe minutes later. Maybe hours later. Either way, your stomach starts to protest and you feel “it.”

    You’re bloated. Gassy. Tired. Foggy. And on the way home, you may even have to put the pedal to the medal and hurry up to make sure you get to the toilet in time.

    It’s not just you!

    New research reveals a different kind of “food poisoning” hiding in restaurant meals, and it’s not some virus or bacteria from a chef who didn’t obey those “MUST WASH HANDS” signs.

    It’s HIDDEN gluten in your foods – including foods listed on the menu as “gluten free.”

    Tens of millions of Americans are secretly sensitive to gluten, and a growing number are doing their best to avoid it as a result.

    When you cook at home, using your own ingredients, you know exactly what’s in your meal. And you know when you’re eating truly gluten-free food.

    But all bets are off the moment you sit down in a restaurant.

    The new study finds gluten everywhere, even where it shouldn’t be, and in amounts that can trigger a serious reaction if you have Celiac or other gluten sensitivity.

    This wasn’t a little study of a handful of restaurants in a city or two.

    It was a massive undertaking, as 800 investigators spread out across the country, using portable gluten sensors to check more than 5,600 meals labelled as “gluten free” on the menu.

    A third of all those meals had gluten in levels high enough to trigger a reaction, including 27 percent of “gluten free” breakfasts and 34 percent of “gluten free” dinners.

    It might be tempting to just stay home!

    You don’t quite have to go to that extreme.

    There are two main sources of contamination that you can learn to avoid.

    First up are the worst offenders: gluten-free versions of meals that traditionally have gluten, like pizza and pasta. More than half of the samples had some gluten.

    And second are foods that might be cooked in the same pots and pans as gluten-y food. That gluten-free pasta, for example, could be cooked in the same water as normal pasta, allowing for easy cross-contamination.

    So here’s the deal. If you have Celiac disease or serious gluten sensitivity, avoid “gluten-free” versions of breads, pizzas and pastas and anything else traditionally made with flour, at least when eating out.

    As the new study shows, that’s just tempting fate.

    For the rest of the dishes, ask how they’re prepared and if the chefs are taking steps to avoid cross-contamination.

    A good chef won’t mind telling you. Heck, he’ll be proud of his efforts.

    That one simple discussion can help minimize your risk and ensure a safe meal and a pleasant evening out… without having to rush home for the bathroom.

  2. Gluten-free diet has one big flaw

    What's wrong with your gluten-free diet

    I'm not the type to go around endorsing fads. How dumb are most of them?

    Whoever came up with the "man bun" should be charged with crimes against humanity... or at least a crime against masculinity.

    But there's a trend out there that even I can get behind.

    Millions of Americans have gone gluten-free. Even more amazingly, this might not be some flash-in-the-pan trend.

    While men are already chopping off those man buns (thank God), most folks who go gluten-free are sticking to it.

    But a new study reveals the downside to the widespread popularity of this diet: Big food companies have caught on and are now mass-producing junk food and slapping "gluten-free" on the label to boost sales.

    The result?

    Many gluten-free packaged foods are actually LESS HEALTHY than the gluten-filled ones they replaced.

    Sure, the gluten's gone, but that means a loss in taste and texture for many common foods.

    To help make up for that, food manufacturers dump in some other stuff that's just as bad... and maybe even worse.

    As a result, the study of more than 1,700 products finds that, in general, gluten-free packaged foods contain higher levels of salt, sugar, and fat.

    They're not only less healthy, but they're also more expensive, costing an average of 159 percent more.

    Don't let this study scare you away from the diet.

    You can go gluten-free and eat healthy at the same time, and this new report shows how.

    One reason so many people make the switch and end up eating poorly is that they don't make big changes to their diet. They simply swap "normal" junk foods for the gluten-free versions of those same unhealthy foods.

    Case in point: breads.

    When you go gluten-free, you're SUPPOSED to give that stuff up, right?

    But today, with the wide popularity of this diet, big companies are busy pumping out gluten-free versions of breads, cakes, and other snacks... and they're even WORSE than normal breads, cakes, and other snacks.

    The study finds that gluten-free breads and gluten-free flours have some of the highest levels of both fat and sugar.

    Instead of breaking bread, you're better off making a clean break away from it instead.

    Same goes for everything else in your diet with gluten.

    A good diet isn't about switching from one set of unhealthy foods to another set of unhealthy foods.

    It's about getting back to an all-natural lifestyle.

    Once you truly go gluten-free the right way, you'll never look back. Along with easing digestion and helping you to avoid uncomfortable and embarrassing gas and bloating, this same diet will can help improve everything from sleep to memory.

    You could even lose some weight!

    But you'll only get those benefits if you do it right.

  3. Gluten-free diet has one big risk

    Hidden poison in gluten-free foods If you're giving up gluten for better health, you've got the right idea. But if you're doing it by buying up everything that has "GLUTEN-FREE" slapped on the label, you're going about it all wrong. And while you might enjoy some of the benefits over the short term -- including everything from better digestion to...
  4. How a gluten-free diet can help you

    Gluten-free diets are more popular than ever, and the latest research shows how they can deliver big-time benefits – even if you don’t have Celiac disease.

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