I have to eat Gluten Free for medical reasons and unfortunately find that calories tend to be higher than in similar products containing gluten. People are often under the impression that it means it is “healthier” and of course for those of us with intolerances it is – but from a weightloss stand point this is not always true.
I find so many people who do not need to eat gluten free have been, and while there are some benefits to this for some people – others expect it to automatically equal weight loss. This is not the case!
You still need to consider the calorie intake, as well as your vitamin intake. Taking synthetic replacement capsules is not always a solution to some of these products because the absorption rate is often faster with concentrated capsules than in food. Have a serious discussion with a nutritionist before radically changing your diet
No, it does not. If an ingredient is a low enough proportion, the product can be labeled as “free” of that ingredient. If you read the ingredients list, you may see that there are small amounts of the “free” ingredient.
Organic can be healthier if it is truly without chemicals, which our bodies do not want.
Always be sure to read the ingredients list to make the choice; and, better still, eat mostly fresh and natural foods that do not need a label or list.