Less Essential Vitamins and Nutrients from 4 Health Reasons Not to Go Gluten-Free (Slideshow)

4 Health Reasons Not to Go Gluten-Free (Slideshow)

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Less Essential Vitamins and Nutrients

Following a gluten-free diet can lower levels of certain vitamins and nutrients that are commonly found in grains. You’ll be surprised by just how many essential vitamins and nutrients you could be missing: B vitamins, D vitamins, omega-3, iron, calcium, fiber, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and folate. These lower levels of body essentials can lead to risk factors for heart attacks, vascular disease, and strokes.