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Why Go Gluten Free?
by Linda McCorkell

There are many a variety of health issues that make it necessary for some people to begin a gluten free diet. For these people, eating bread, or even having a beer can cause severe pain in the abdominal area, bloating, gas, and diarrhea.
In more serious cases, such as for those who suffer with celiac disease, eating foods that contain gluten can trigger a response by the autoimmune system that actually causes damage to the small intestine and prevents proper absorption of certain nutrients.
While these medical issues can be quite serious, and cause severe allergies for some, why on earth would anyone opt for this type of diet and give up all of their favorite foods in their traditional forms if they do not have to?
Many Hollywood stars, personal trainers, and fitness gurus are going the gluten free route, so there must be something to this mysterious diet. This section will explain some of the most common and important reasons to eliminate gluten, as well as other positive benefits for those without allergies.
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