Moderation in all things! –another of my mother’s favorite mantras—was the main point of “BEWARE OF: Gluten Myths. “
This short paragraph, on page 8 of a Consumer Reports advertisement flier, stated: “Unless you are one of the less than 7 percent of Americans who may have a reaction to gluten, there is no reason to avoid it. In fact, gluten may be good for you by reducing blood pressure and inflammation.
Gluten-free doesn’t necessarily mean healthier. Gluten-free foods often have more fat, more sugar and are more expensive than other foods.”
My take away is that some gluten is better than none for most of us. A bowl of whole-grain hot cereal in the morning is a healthy choice for 93% of us!