These days, the gluten free diet has been promoted as the healthiest diet anyone can be on. Surpassing Atkins and South Beach, thanks to the backing of thousands of doctors, it makes sense for certain people to go gluten free. But do gluten free dieters even know what gluten is?
This has been tested on Jimmy Kimmel Live when the cameras went out and talked to people living on a gluten free diet, and simply asked them the above question. Listen, if anybody is going to personally abstain themselves from something, in which in this case is gluten, they should know what it is they're abstaining from. The fact there are numerous people who just follow what "experts" say about something just proves the sheep mentality they have. These are the people who would be the first to drink the Kool-Aid given to them by Jim Jones. Actually in this case, Jim could simply promote that the Kool-Aid removes any gluten they have in their bodies making them gluten free, and these people with a sheep mentality would chug it down despite the cyanide.
However, we shouldn't say that there are people who need to be on a gluten free diet. According to the Journal Sentinel, about 1 in 133 people in developed nations have an intolerance to gluten, thus a gluten free diet would make sense. Also, it should be noted that gluten sensitivity is classified as intolerance, and not an allergy.
But to finally answer the question on what gluten is, Good Living Warehouse states it is a natural protein found mainly in wheat, rye, barley, and oats. However, gluten is also in many processed foods as a thickener, which is why some people assume gluten isn't natural.
In related news, here on the Inquisitr, a gluten free diet may not be considered the "Holy Grail" of diets, which makes perfect sense since gluten is natural. In all honesty, there is so much worse out there than what 1 out of 133 people may have an intolerance to, especially what is banned in other countries out of the United States. This includes food coloring, brominated vegetable oil (found in Mountain Dew), and olestra (found in potato chips). Yet, gluten is considered the unholy ingredient that will turn your insides into liquid poop.
Maybe the advertising to live a gluten free life by removing all gluten through a gluten free diet, is just promoted well. Most people do love the taste of Kool-Aid after all.
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