6 Mistakes You're Making on a Gluten-Free Diet

Find out if you’re making these all-too-common diet mistakes.

6 Mistakes You're Making on a Gluten-Free Diet

These days, gluten-free diets are as popular as ever. With so many people abandoning gluten in the name of digestive health and overall wellness, there is a lot of misinformation floating around that may be causing you more harm than good. Megan Casper, M.S., RDN, owner of Megan Casper Nutrition, and writer for Nourished Bite is here to separate fact from fiction and provide you with tips so you can safely embark on this diet the right way.

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You don’t actually need to be gluten-free.

You don\u2019t actually need to be gluten-free.

Many people lose weight on a gluten-free diet because they’re sticking to a diet in general, not because gluten causes weight gain. Instead of going gluten-free to cut out carbohydrates, try cutting down on processed grain products and switching in whole grains, beans, nuts and vegetables. Try quinoa, sorghum, millet, rice, and buckwheat instead of wheat.

Tip: Before going on a gluten-free diet, make sure to be tested for IgA anti-gliadin antibodies to see if you have a gluten sensitivity.

Watch:5 Hidden Signs You Might Have a Gluten Allergy

Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

See how electrolytes work in your body.

Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

Whether you're trying to stay hydrated for your workout routine or rehabilitation, recovery and hydration is so important to keeping your body performing like it should. So how do you make sure that happens? You need electrolytes — the minerals that give electrical power to your body. What the video below to see how they get to work inside your body and how you seamlessly add them to your day.

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