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Are there excess carbohydrates in gluten-free foods?

Gluten-free products are typically made from refined carbohydrates (rice, potatoes, corn, tapioca starch, etc.) instead of whole grains. Refining a product naturally concentrates it, hence more carbohydrates, which are broken down to sugar. The more sugar or broken down carbohydrates we eat that we don’t burn as fuel, the more weight we gain. It’s important when choosing gluten-free products to look for dietary fiber rather than total carbohydrate content. More fiber will aid in digestion, blood glucose control and even cholesterol management. July, 2012