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Dr. Oz Says Gluten-Free Diets Are A Scam

05/26/2014 03:24 EDT | Updated 05/26/2014 03:59 EDT

We may love our superfoods, but when the Huffington Post Canada had a chance to interview Dr. Oz, we wanted to know what his least favourite trendy food was. And his response was immediate: gluten-free foods.

In the video above, the TV host calls them a "scam" and says most people don't need them. Oz followed through on his tips for living healthier by pointing out that white bread should be eliminated from your diet anyway.

Although many people have claimed to be gluten intolerant over the past few years, recent studies have questioned whether it's actually gluten in products causing the problem, or FODMAPs (fermentable, poorly absorbed short-chain carbohydrates), which are in many products commonly associated with gluten.

Watch the video for Dr. Oz's explanation of exactly what gluten is, and why only a select part of the population should remove it from their diet.

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