Gluten-free diet has achieved star status

Gwyneth Paltrow avoids it. So does Chelsea Clinton and that new Old Spice guy. A gluten-free diet has become hot with celebrities, USA Today reports.

Grocery store shelves are bursting with gluten-free products, ranging from pastas to crackers. Gluten isn’t really bad to eat, but some people have trouble digesting the protein that naturally is found in barley, rye and wheat.

Gluten turns up in breads and pastas, as well as processed foods like ice cream and ketchup. Celebrities like Paltrow tout gluten-free, and advocates promote the gluten-free lifestyle.

“I feel better when I don’t do it. If I go out to a restaurant with friends and I have a beer and a plate of pasta I’m going to feel it the next day. No one wants a gluten hangover,” said Silvana Nardone, former editor-in-chief of Every Day with Rachael Ray

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