The researchers analyzed more than 650 gluten-free products and their gluten-equivalent products. © Shutterstock
The gluten-free diet is attracting more and more consumers, who say they feel better. Las, keep in mind that it does not have the same nutritional value as a gluten diet!
A different nutritional composition and energy value
In recent years, the number of gluten-free followers, who avoid ingesting any food containing this protein blend, has exploded in the United States, but also in France. Those who like it, starting with the stars, feel that this diet is healthier. At the same time, more and more people declare themselves intolerant to gluten, even though they do not have the typical signs of a celiac disease, a chronic inflammation of the intestine triggered by gluten consumption.
A study by Spanish researchers presented last week at the 50th congress of the European Society of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Pediatric Nutrition showed that gluten-free food products do not have the same nutritional composition or energy value as their Equivalent with gluten. As explained in an article in the Figaro, the researchers analyzed more than 650 gluten-free products and their gluten-based products (breads, pasta, biscuits, pizzas, flour).
Breads, pastas and biscuits screened
As a result, gluten-free breads have more lipids and saturated fatty acids; Gluten-free pasta has less protein and sugars; And gluten-free biscuits also have less protein, but also more fat. As much to know, especially when one chooses not to give any product containing gluten to his children for example!
Moreover, a study carried out by the association 60 million consumers had also shown that in the absence of gluten, the proportion of emulsifiers and thickeners increases.
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