A recent study, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), reached a startling conclusion: a gluten-free diet could raise the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD)! Why? Because of a decrease in the consumption of beneficial whole grains.
You may be shocked to hear this, but I agree with the authors! The reason? The relationship of note is not about your consumption of gluten and CHD, but fiber and CHD. Gluten-containing products often contain the all-important fiber, so when we go gluten-free it’s essential to continue to incorporate fiber-rich foods into the diet. I discuss more in today’s video.