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Cut out the wheat and lose weight

(The Independent) New year, new you and a new round of that eternal struggle – lose weight. It’s often the resolution that tops everyone’s lists but weight loss eludes many of us, the perpetual pushing of that boulder up the mountain.

For decades we’d been told that carbohydrates are the enemy but now a new school of thought within nutrition is gaining ground, stating that we need carbohydrates as much as we need vegetables, but there is one culprit among them that may be doing some real damage: wheat.

Hidden wheat intolerance is a major factor in resistant weight loss. Helen Bond consultant nutritionist at Royal Preston Hospital says that “45 per cent of people in the UK suffer from food intolerance and wheat intolerance is quite prevalent”.