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Can i eat gluten free food and stay healthy even if im not gluten sensitive?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Why ?: Gluten is found in wheat, barley, rye. Eliminate foods that contain these and you have a gluten free diet. You are free to eat other baked goods, meats, fruits and vegetables. Commercially-available gluten-free foods are widely available, many restaurants accommodate gluten-restricted diets, and you can even get gluten-free beer. Always read food labels to be certain of ingredients.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Can I eat gluten free food even if i'm not gluten sensitive? Is there any harm in doing that?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Gluten free is OK: There are no dietary requirements for gluten, a protein found in wheat which many are intolerant or sensitive to. Many people feel better when avoiding foods containing gluten, even in absence of celiac disease. Foods high in gluten are often high in carbohydrates and have a high glycemic index, which can lead to high Insulin levels and make you feel sluggish.

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