Gluten-Free Food Is A Big Trend Among Healthy Eaters These Days, But What Exactly Does It Mean?

By Biya Haq | 11 Apr, 2017

Okay so we all hear people being ‘gluten free’ all the time, either your chachi, your friend’s friend or someone at the gym always raves about being ‘gluten free.’ But does anyone really know what it is?


What does it actually mean to be gluten free?

Gluten? Plants?

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Whoops nai woh glucose hota hai. 

When people say they’re gluten free, we may tend to think of them as this:

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But really, they’re basically just like this:

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Aka, pretty normal. 


So to avoid any other misconceptions, let’s just break this whole gluten thing down, shall we?

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Gluten, is the good stuff found in grains like wheat, barley and rye.

In actual khaana terms, gluten can be found in pasta, bread, cookies, cakes, muffins…jee, basically all of the most delicious snacks ever.

So you might be wondering why people decide to cut gluten out of their diets (kyun keh honestly mai bread keh baghair jee hee nai sakti.)  But in fact, there is a reason to all of the madness.


Spoiler alert, it’s not really madness, not really anything bad at all actually

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Most of the time, people are told to go gluten-free because of intolerance (celiac disease), allergy, or other doctor’s orders. How to tell if you have this gluten intolerance? Easy hai yaar!

First of all, go to your doctor and get it checked out. A gluten issue can be developed if you are anemic, losing weight (yeh kya baa hui), deficit in iron or if the disease runs in your family. Tho basically, doc ko dikhao, aur phir bread na khao. 


Other than that, most people implement gluten-free diets because un ka dil hai karta hai.

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But here’s the thing, switching to ‘gluten-free’ does not make you any healthier. This is the common misconception that people do not understand: switching to gluten is not necessarily the best way to go if you’re trying to lose weight.

Unless~ you switch to healthier alternatives.


Cutting things completely out of your lifestyle is never a good thing unless they are the right things to give up and are replaced by better ones.

Most of the time, people do not need to switch to a gluten free lifestyle. In fact, there is barely any evidence supporting the fact that gluten is bad for you. Tho koi fikar nai, bread khao, jiyo muskarao, kya pata- kal gluten ho na ho. 

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Do you have any other questions on what it actually means to be gluten free? Are you gluten free? Do you still get confused between gluten and glucose? No need to sharmao, you’re not alone and let us know your thoughts in the comment section.


Cover image via: World Star TV / YouTube

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