Many people have gone gluten free because they think is it healthier than eating wheat products and to lose weight. Gluten is the protein found in wheat (durum, einkorn, emmer, semolina, spelt, farina, farro, kamut, wheat bran, wheat germ), rye, barley and triticale. Gluten helps foods maintain their shape, binding food together.
If you eat baked goods, choose gluten free products. Even better is to eat whole grains that naturally do not have gluten like amaranth, arrowroot, brown rice, buckwheat, corn and cornmeal, flax, hominy, millet, quinoa, sorghum, tapioca, and teff.
Nutrition and sport nutrition recommendations for gluten free fueling are to eat balanced meals and snacks about every 3-4 hours.