The media’s current war is with gluten. While going gluten free is important for those diagnosed with coeliac disease (which affects 1% of the population), the Independent refers to a team of nutritionists and medicine experts who suggest that cutting gluten may actually do more harm than good. This is because by restricting gluten products, you are also likely restricting whole grain intake.
The myths related to nutrition often have a speck of truth to them which gets magnified into fad diets and media fodder. When it comes to your and your families diet, it is useful to identify the strings of fact but be able to shred them away from the fictional hype to actually serve you fully.