You could be doing much more harm than good. That's what I took away from some new Harvard University research suggesting people who needlessly partake in a gluten free diet - in other words, people who don't have Celliac disease or gluten sensitivity - may want to rethink their approach.
Here's what a recent Newsweek article said regarding the findings:
Research from Harvard University indicates that gluten may help lower the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. In a long-term study, the team found that most people typically ate below 12 grams of gluten per day. Those who ate the most had a decreased chance of developing Type 2 diabetes. Naturally, those who ate less gluten also consumed less cereal fiber, which is known to protect against Type 2 diabetes.