Wheatless Wednesday

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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.

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