Wellness

Gluten-free diet will trend in 2014

  • Relaxnews, AFP
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  • Updated: Jan 01, 2014 04:56 IST

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.

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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