First of all what is it and where does it come from? Gluten, is a form of Wheat. Well, specifically the protein found within Wheat. Gluten helps foods maintain their shape, essentially acting as a glue.

In the past 100 years agriculture has changed dramatically. We are now using far more chemicals and fertilisers than ever before meaning the gluten we consume daily is far more dangerous than the Gluten our grandparents consumed many years ago.

What does this mean?

Firstly, humans have never had adequate enzymes to be able to break down gluten. Our bodies should be able to efficiently allow energy to pass into the cells of the body. Gluten acts like a sticky glue which can prevent anything entering our cells. For example Insulin, which allows the sugar (glucose) in our bloodstream to pass into cells to be used as energy or stored. Gluten will do its utmost to prevent this from happening.

Its important to remember we don’t need Gluten to survive and it offers very little to zero nutritional value. If you have a goal reducing body fat remove gluten from your diet.