Is your child on a gluten free diet?
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|Fri, 02-08-2013 - 3:31pm|
Here is an interesting piece from Huffington Post about whether people really need a gluten free diet or not: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/04/gluten-free-whether-you-need-it-or-not/
They talk about how even if you do not have celiac disease, that for some people a gluten free diet can improve other health issues they are having. I know parents that have put their kids on a gluten free diet to see if it helps with behavior issues they have, and they have seen some improvements. Doctors worry that a person could be missing out on nutritional values, which is something to be concerned about.
They also worried that people could end up eating less healthfully. A gluten-free muffin generally contains less fiber than a wheat-based one and still offers the same nutritional dangers — fat and sugar. Gluten-free foods are also less likely to be fortified with vitamins.
How do you make sure that your child is getting all their nutritional needs met?