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Gluten-free diet will trend in 2014

Relaxnews, AFP   January 01, 2014
First Published: 16:53 IST(1/1/2014) | Last Updated: 16:56 IST(1/1/2014)

While Google revealed that this year’s most-searched diets were the Paleo Diet (aka the Caveman Diet) and the Juice Cleanse Diet, here’s what’s in store for 2014.

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On December 26, US nutrition trade magazine, Today’s Dietitian, released a survey of more than 500 dietitians on their predictions for rising nutrition trends, citing next year’s biggest trend as gluten-free.

The gluten-free Paleo Diet as well as the “wheat belly” diet — created by cardiologist William R Davis — falls into this category. The
principle: wheat is toxic, addictive, and makes you want to eat more junk foods.

“Despite lack of evidence to support wheat or gluten-elimination diets for weight loss or health, people are looking at similar ways to control weight,” says health consultant Dr Jenna A Bell. As per the survey, 66% of the dietitians said that consumer interest in nutrition will grow in 2014. 

Other popular trends include serving up ancient grains such as amaranth, quinoa, millet, and kamut. 


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