Wish there were more gluten-free options at Starbucks? You’re not alone. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz reveals that “…he hears about it at every [shareholder] meeting and he plans to fix it…” More on Puget Sound Business Journal Apparently they are expanding their line of gluten-free options… but they recognize the threat of cross contamination is […]
Are people being tricked into thinking that gluten-free is healthier?
Particularly if eating gluten-free isn’t a necessity like it is for celiacs.
When we started eating gluten-free, it made us a lot healthier. Not because the food was healthier. But because we got really serious about understanding the food we ate.
We read ingredient labels. We asked questions. We called companies.
And when it was not clear that a food was gluten-free, we passed on it.
But now that eating GF is pretty mainstream and people are trying it to decide for themselves if it makes them feel better, hey I could see how a label “gluten-free” on some foods could trick you into thinking its healthier.
Star actors and athletes eat gluten-free. It must be healthier, right?
This is more a marketing / media phenomenon then anything else.
After being bombarded with media covering how sexy people are eating gluten-free, it’s easy to see why our society is being sort of tricked into thinking gluten-free means healthy eating.
Check out this interesting article / study about to read more.
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