Gluten-free diets are not recommended for people with type-2 diabetes
Some research suggests that gluten, to some extent, helps to reduce the risk of obesity. As we all know, obesity is a crucial risk factor for type 2 diabetes, therefore a gluten-free diet may be helpful forpeople with type 2 diabetes.
But, this is not proved scientifically yet. Moreover, doctors and clinical nutritionists do not recommend a gluten-free diet for type 2 diabetic patients.
For many years, a gluten-free diet has been considered healthy. But, recent research has found that in the long run, it may enhance the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Although there is no established scientific proof that less-gluten intake will contribute to diabetes, the researchers are worried about the long-term consequences on health with the reduction in gluten consumption.
Most of the experts, diabetes physicians, and dieticians suggest that until someone is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes or celiac disease or any kind of gluten allergy, it’s better to focus on the quality and quantity of carbohydrate intake, rather than avoiding gluten.