Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Gluten-free is not always healthy

Was sent a message advertising the gluten-free benefits of a “Natural alternative healthy energy drink”. This is misleading and dishonest.

It is just a sugar (sucrose) drink with a few added vitamins. Much better to eat fruit and veggies. Better value to buy and eat healthy whole foods and drink water. Sugar has fructose in it: this is potentially a bad thing (see Sweet Poison).

Being a "gluten-free" product does not automatically mean that it is healthy, or good for you. Often it is not. For example, Coca-Cola is also gluten free (and fat free too). However, I do not recommend it.

By the way, a "Healthy Sugar" drink is an oxymoron!

Cheers, Dr Rodney Ford

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