Dr. Oz Says Gluten-Free Diets Are A Scam

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FILE - This June 13, 2012 file photo shows television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz during a photocall at the 2012 Monte Carlo Television Festival in Monaco. On Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, Oz rushed to an accident scene after a yellow cab jumped the curb and struck a pedestrian outside New York's  Rockefeller Center. Oz says in a statement that emergency medical crews were already treating the injured woman who had a bad leg wound. He says a good Samaritan made a tourniquet out of a belt for the woman.
FILE - This June 13, 2012 file photo shows television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz during a photocall at the 2012 Monte Carlo Television Festival in Monaco. On Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, Oz rushed to an accident scene after a yellow cab jumped the curb and struck a pedestrian outside New York's Rockefeller Center. Oz says in a statement that emergency medical crews were already treating the injured woman who had a bad leg wound. He says a good Samaritan made a tourniquet out of a belt for the woman.

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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