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* Is Gluten Bad for You? *

- Before you hop on the bandwagon, read this -

By By Karen Ansel, R.D., Photography By Jamie Chung

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Is Gluten Bad for You? Before you hop on the bandwagon, read this

Chelsea Clinton's wedding got a lot of press play for the gorgeous locale,
the esteemed guests, and her beautiful dress. But what also took the cake
in terms of media coverage was, well, the cake. The gluten-free cake.

Just 10 years ago, barely anyone knew what the word gluten meant, let alone
gave any thought to avoiding it. But now gluten-free diet menus are all the
rage, and high-profile stars such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Rachel Weisz, and
Victoria Beckham have been linked to the gluten-free diet lifestyle, which
is said to contribute to increased energy, thinner thighs, and reduced
belly bloat.

*What It Is, Exactly*
Gluten is a protein found in the grains wheat, barley, and rye. Most of us
unknowingly love it, because gluten gives


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