Over the past couple of years, going gluten-free has been as popular as McCarthyism was in the '50s. But if you’ve hopped on the bandwagon hoping to overhaul your health (and to stay off a mysterious "black list"), you might want to reconsider.
The truth is, unless you have a gluten intolerance or celiac disease, gluten-free picks aren’t necessarily going to be better or more nutritious options, says Gans. In fact, many recipes might add sugar to make the product taste better, and may also be higher in calories, she warns.
A cookie’s a cookie, whether there’s gluten in it or not.