“Should I stop eating gluten?”
As a dietitian, that’s a question I get asked a lot by my AnneTheRD nutrition counseling clients. I’ve been thinking about doing a post on gluten for awhile, so when in the comments of my 7 Common Nutrition Myths blog post many of you requested a post on gluten, I decided it was time.
Before I get into my opinions, let’s talk first about what gluten actually is. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barely, spelt, triticale, and rye. It acts as a sort of elastic, helping foods to maintain their shape.
For people with specific medical conditions, it is importa…