If it says "gluten free" it's got to be healthy, right? Wrong.
Well, what about gluten free desserts? Those HAVE to be OK, right? Wrong again.
Ok, how about vegan? Wait, we'll get to that another time.
Look, the issue isn't just gluten. In fact, gluten doesn't even really matter!
See, gluten free isn't the same as sugar free. Before you tear into your next gluten free chocolate cake, take a minute and read the ingredients. See that? Yep, cane sugar. Call it high fructose corn syrup, call it organic evaporated cane juice, call it bird friendly shade grown free range grass fed whatever; sugar is sugar, and most GF desserts are rocket-ship high in sugar.
The human tongue has been evolutionarily engineered to be a complete sucker for sugar; there's a massive amount of energy in a relatively small little gluten free cupcake. It's why you can SEE "gluten free" and then TASTE sugar and be completely suckered into taking another bite even AFTER you read the ingredients!
The good news is that when it comes to evolution, biology isn't the only thing that evolves; markets do as well, and as more and more people have seen gluten free desserts for the hoax that most of them are, the word "Paleo" has started to gain a little traction.
Paleo is to gluten free what heavy barbell squats are to leg press machines. One of them works to build muscle and strength, and one of them (gluten free) sets you up for failure and joint weakness.
What's the easy way to check any gluten free dessert to see if it's healthy? Easy. Read the ingredients (or recipe) BEFORE you taste it. If you see any form of sugars other than, say, honey, put it back on the shelf.
Wait, you want an even easier way to find a delicious dessert? Well, you've come to the right place amigo.
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