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Don't Let Those Gluten-Free Labels Trick You Into Thinking Something Is Healthy

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Posted Tuesday, July 21, 2015


All that's gluten-free is not gold according to recent research conducted at The George Institute for Global Health in Australia and published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

In the study, billed as the largest of its kind conducted on the island continent, researchers looked at 3,213 food products covering ten food categories, comparing the nutritional value of items that had gluten to those that claimed to be gluten-free. What they found was that, from a nutritional standpoint, the different between products was negligible. In some categories, like pasta, gluten-free products actually scored worse than normal items on a nutrient profiling scale. Gluten-free products also consistently had less protein in several core categories.

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