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A 33-year-old member asked:

Are gluten free foods healthier?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Not necessarily : Of course by avoiding gluten many bad foods are excluded but being gluten free does not make it neccessarily more healthy then another product.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Why do gluten free foods cost more?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Production costs: It costs more to make. That being said there is also increasing demand. There are affordable gluten free products available.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Are all gluten-free foods healthy for you?

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Dr. Jill Carnahan
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: There is nothing inherently healthier about a gluten-free diet unless you are one of the people with celiac disease or gluten-intolerance. In fact, most processed gluten-free foods are high glycemic and lower in fiber than their gluten-containing counterparts. If you are relying on a gluten-free diet, choose whole unprocessed lean meats and vegetables and fruits and avoid the packaged junk.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are some natural gluten free foods?

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Gastroenterology 22 years experience
Nutritionist: A short meeting with a nutritionist could help answer this question and help you set up a clear diet. In the meantime, check out this link to the mayo clinic's celiac info: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/gluten-free-diet/my01140/.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What are some gluten free foods?

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Dr. Jill Carnahan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Rice: Grains that are generally considered gluten-free are rice, amaranth, millet and quinoa.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Are there any gluten free foods as an alternative to foods with gluten?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Gluten free alt: There are definitely gluten free alternatives, like gluten free breads, pastas, cookies, cakes, etc. It is much better to just stick to foods that are naturally gluten free like produce and lean proteins.

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