Less than 1% of the United States population is affected by gluten related diseases. However, people are avoiding gluten for several reasons. Gluten has proven to help people who have gastrointestinal problems such as irritable bowel syndrome. There is evidence that shows there is an adverse effect for those who are not gluten intolerant. In this article I am going to cover the benefits of having a gluten free lifestyle. Many people who have a gluten free diet (GFD) believe that they may have immediate health benefits or may prevent obtaining future diseases. GFD has shown to benefit athletes and the obese population. GFD is a good way to lose weight. Also, avoiding gluten can reduce bloating, pain and tiredness within 1 week. GFD has shown to increase endurance and performance in athletes. 
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