It is estimated that up to 40 percent of the United States population suffers from gluten intolerance, and that number doesn’t appear to be shrinking. For this unfortunate minority, consuming foods that contain this notorious protein composite, such as wheat, rye, and barley, can lead to countless health issues ranging from bloating and fatigue to constipation and gastrointestinal distress. For the much smaller minority that suffer from the more serious autoimmune disorder, celiac disease, health issues can be much worse.
However, evidence continues to suggest that gluten consumption is bad for everyone, including those of us that don’t suffer from an overt sensitivity. This article contains a list of four ways in which gluten consumption negatively affects our health.