Celiac.com 12/17/2015 - A landmark study shows that a gluten-free diet lessens fatigue, raises energy levels, and promotes healthier bodies.
For the study, researchers asked 64 adult women and 31 adult men, to adopt a gluten-free diet for three weeks and then to return to their 'normal' diet for the same period.
The average study participant was 38 years old, with a BMI of 24.8. In general, those who followed a gluten-free diet a more fiber and less salt, which lowered both cholesterol and glucose levels in the blood.
Study subjects also reported a reduction in stomach cramps and higher energy levels during the gluten-free spell. Moreover, vitamin B12 and folate remained stable during the gluten-fee period, suggesting participants were not taking in fewer vitamins.
So, basically, even for people without celiac disease or gluten-intolerance, eating gluten-free can be part of a healthy diet.
It's not just celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Novak Djokovic who have adopted a gluten-free diet, but millions of regular folks with no history or indication of celiac disease. This study suggests those folks may all be reaping some health benefits as a result.