Gluten Free Diets Linked to Diabetes

Avoiding gluten can mean we miss out on fibre and nutrients that help protect again diabetes, research has shown.   Avoiding gluten or ingesting only small amounts was found to increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes by as much as 13%.

Harvard University looked at 200,000 patients over 30 years and summarised  ‘Gluten-free foods often have less dietary fibre and other micronutrients [vitamins and minerals]  making them less nutritious and they tend to cost more’.

An estimated 12% follow gluten-free diets in the UK, so if gluten doesn’t agree with you, get at least 5-a-day, every day for plenty of vitamins, minerals and fibre.