Will a gluten-free diet help you to lose weight?

A study conducted over the course of a day has found that a lot of people think that eating a gluten-free diet, even if you’re not a celiac, is healthier and can help you to lose weight.

Word to the wise: it’s not, and it doesn’t.

In fact, eating gluten-free foods when you don’t have to can actually be bad for your health, as a lot of gluten-free foods are not fortified with essential vitamins and minerals. People with celiac disease are advised by their doctors to balance their diet with a vitamin supplement.

A study by nutrition experts at the University of Florida has found that one third of 97 participants believed that eating gluten-free was healthier. Also, 60% of participants thought it could treat medical conditions, and 32% thought that doctors prescribed gluten-free eating for weight loss.

Just eat your sandwiches, guys. Get them into ye!