Study shows that people on gluten free diet have a tendency to develop diabetes due to the high glicemic ingredients used in gluten free products

Study from Italian researchers show that people on gluten free diet have a tendency to develop diabetes due to the high glicemic ingredients used in gluten free products on the market. I have noticed that the main brands like Semper, Schär, etc use very unhealthy ingredient especially such as hydrogenated Raps-olja (same as Canola oil ) mainly from Swedish brands Semper and Fria. Also vegetable fat is all hydrogenated (because cheaper). Unless one make own gluten free products at home there is very little healthy choice in the market.

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There has been more focus on the health aspect of these gluten free foods, and yes they generally has a higher glycemic index than the food the substitute and less nutrients, less vitamins etc. There is therefore a discussion concerning fortification of gluten free food to make it more similar to the food they are supposed to substitute. High glycemic index is known to drive hunger and people may therefore eat more and gain weight, a known risk factor for type II diabetes, which is the type of diabetes we are talking about. Thus, gluten free food may be best (most healthy) when naturally gluten free products are used, which often require a change in food habits, perhaps going into Asian /Chinese cooking.