What are the side effects of a Gluten-Free Diet?


When you start the gluten-free diet, side effects can include changes in your weight (either gains or losses), improvements in your energy level, and boosts to your nutritional status. In many cases, these side effects are beneficial.

However, the gluten-free diet also can cause undesirable side effects. For example, you may find you suffer more from constipation, since many gluten-free foods contain little fiber. You also may find you get dramatically more sensitive to gluten cross-contamination in your foods.

Wondering what to expect in the way of side effects as you start the gluten-free diet? Here’s what you should know.


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