Category: Disease Prevention

The Unspoken Dangers of Gluten Fee Diet!

Published:19 Feb, 2017     By: Salan Khalkho     2 min read

Doctors have stumbled upon new finding that shows gluten free diet increases the level of arsenic and mercury in our blood. New study finds that people on gluten free diet that largely comprises of rice tend to have higher level of arsenic and mercury in their blood than normal often to the point that can be deemed toxic.


gluten free diet is blessing for people suffering from celiac disease

Gluten free diet is not a fitness craze. It's a blessing for people suffering from celiac disease.

But, is it really so?

Or there are potential side effects of gluten free diet that no one is interested in talking about!

infographic guide to gluten free diet lifecycle

Gluten free diet in itself is not bad. But the food that makes up your gluten free diet can be harmful or downright toxic if you are not careful.

Rice is one of the best examples of gluten free diet.

It is pretty harmless. At least that's what majority of us know!

May be we need to re-examine our beliefs.

I know you want to scream "shut up"!

I can understand.

range of gluten free product

But unfortunately, excess of any food, for that matter is not good. That's exactly the reason why we are always advised to include wide variety of foods in our diet. Doctors have stumbled upon new finding that shows gluten free diet increases the level of arsenic and mercury in our blood.

    A study that comprised of 7,471 participants, of which at least 74 percent were on gluten free diet, found the concentration of urinary arsenic twice as high in people on gluten free diet. Blood level of inorganic mercury were also significantly high in those who were on gluten free diet.

    Outright it might appear as if gluten free diet is to be blamed. But in realty it's the foods that make up the participant's gluten free diet that should to be blamed, if at all anything.

    One of the possible culprit at which most researchers are pointing their fingers is rice.

    And rightly so!

    production of gluten free rice products

    Rice is notoriously known for its ability to absorb metals from water and soil. According to Maria Argos, an epidemiologist at the University of Illinois at Chicago, those who are on the gluten free diet increase their rice intake by eating gluten free foods that contain rice.

      gluten free rice product

      Normally we all have some amount of arsenic and mercury since both the toxic metal is widely distributed throughout the environment. But because rice has unusual tendency to absorb arsenic and mercury from soil and water, people on gluten free diet that largely comprises of rice tend to have higher level of arsenic and mercury in their blood than normal often to the point that can be deemed toxic.

      The exact health implication at this point is not clear according to researchers. But they maintain that people should be aware of that they are eating and thereby what they are filling their body with.

      If you are consuming excess amount of rice for whatever reasons, it's time you should be alarmed. At best you should try to diversify your food as much as possible, in favor of good health.



      Important Note: Medical and health related information given in this article is not a substitute for professional medical advice. This article is intended for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment.



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