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There are so many misconceptions about what it means to go gluten-free. This new trend has really only gained popularity in the past couple of years, so there is definitely a lack of education surrounding gluten-free diets. I got the chance to sit down with Sandra Dubrov, a health coach, diet expert and homotoxicologist, to get the complete scoop on gluten.
The goal was to demystify the "g word" and enlighten readers on what it all means. I came away from the conversation with some really eye-opening, new knowledge, including the fact that gluten-free doesn't necessarily mean healthy. Like any diet, there's a right way and wrong way to do it - so read on to find out if this is the lifestyle change for you.
What is Gluten?
Gluten is a composite of proteins, glutenin and gliadin that is found in certain grains. It is the glue, of sorts, that holds baked goods and pastas together. Wheat, rye, triticale,