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It’s common to assume that people who eat a gluten-free diet have celiac disease, or at the very least a gluten sensitivity. After all, why would you maintain a gluten-free diet if you don’t have to?

Lots of reasons! In fact, many people who live on a gluten-free diet don’t have celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity. They avoid gluten simply because they’re aware of all the fantastic benefits.

For example, an individual might have intense seasonal allergies. Where everything else fails, a gluten-free diet can save the day.

Gluten is essentially a form of protein found in barley, wheat and rye, and we consume large portions of it whenever we eat bread, cereal or grains. Whilst gluten has some benefits to the food itself (for example, it helps food to retain elasticity), it doesn’t have all that many benefits for us.

Let’s take a look at 10 surprising benefits of gluten free diet.

You’re At Less Risk Of Developing Associated Autoimmune Diseases

Most autoimmune diseases are linked, which basically means that if you develop one of them, there is a very good chance that you will develop another. Indeed, your risk factor increases significantly.

The link between celiac disease and various other autoimmune disease is not yet clear cut. Moreover, the research is so far controversial and nothing is certain. For example, nobody knows for sure which disease cause which.

Some studies, however, are starting to emerge which suggest that if you cut gluten out of your diet, you can dramatically reduce your risk of developing autoimmune diseases in the future.….READ MORE ON THE NEXT PAGE