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What nutrient deficiencies might I experience on a gluten-free diet?

Deficiency is variable depending on what you’re consuming. Many whole foods (like rice, potatoes & corn) are naturally gluten-free, but low in nutritional benefit. A large percentage of B vitamin intake comes traditionally from enriched breads and cereals. However, gluten-free breads and cereals are often not enriched. A dietitian experienced with gluten-free diets should evaluate nutritional deficiencies on a case-by-case basis. July, 2012