First there was Meatless Monday. Now there’s Wheatless Wednesday. Although the term was originally coined by President Herbert Hoover as a way to ration food supplies during World War I, it’s making a comeback as a way for people to find and share gluten-free recipes and advice on social media.
The experts take? If you’re eliminating gluten for a health reason like celiac disease, leaky gut syndrome, or thyroid disease, one day a week isn’t going to do you much good. The benefits can only happen if gluten is eliminated for a long period of time, not off and on, says nutritionist Keith Kantor, Ph.D. But going gluten-free once a week can be beneficial for your health if you replace processed wheat products with more whole foods like vegetables.