Poll: Could You Go Gluten-Free?
By Anna K. Fryxell |
To be honest, when we heard that Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr celebrated her son's first birthday with a gluten-free cake, we felt sorry for the kid. A child's first taste of cake should be the real thing, right? But with the rapid rise of obesity, we're thinking that maybe this hot mom is on the right track.
Lately, it's been all the rage to go gluten-free. That means you have to give up all the foods that are just so good-pasta, cookies, bread, etc. The list goes on. Because so many of our favorite foods contain gluten, we're still hesitant to go gluten-free. That's why we did a little digging to see if it would be worth it.
Celebrity nutritionist Kimberly Snyder suggests we steer clear of foods that contain gluten, “Gluten proteins are a common allergenic food, which can contribute to inflammation, skin issues and make losing weight harder.” But, on the other hand, “Gluten-free doesn't equate to a healthier option. Some foods can have more corn starch and gums to make up for lack of wheat gluten,” says New York nutritionist Ellie Krieger.
While we consider if we can give up our chocolate chip cookies or not, we want to know what you think. Could you go gluten-free? Tell us what you think in the *comments below.
For more information on gluten, check out the latest issue of NewBeauty magazine on newsstands now.