Sunday, 21 January 2018
Gluten free foods contain more fat, lower protein and fibre than regular equivalents
Gluten free foods contain more fat, salt and sugar than their gluten-containing equivalents, and are generally more than twice as expensive, a study has found.
Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire said it was clear that gluten free (GF) products offer no nutritional advantage to regular foods and are not a healthier alternative, which may surprise many consumers.
They also found that gluten free foods were 159% more expensive than their regular counterparts. With the exception of crackers, gluten free foods contained more fat, salt and sugar and also had lower fibre and protein content than their equivalents.
A GF diet is the only treatment option for those who suffer from coeliac disease but many more people in the UK and around the world avoid gluten foods as it is perceived to contribute towards a healthy lifestyle, pushing the sales of GF food over the chart.
Read the full article @ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5284459/Gluten-free-foods-contain-fat-lower-protein.html