X is for Xan­than

Men's Health (Australia) - - Summer Muscle Food -

Not the Marvel Uni­verse’s lat­est vil­lain, but the bind­ing in­gre­di­ent used in place of gluten in free-from breads. But how does it match up with the real thing? Ac­cord­ing to the re­search web­site Ex­am­ine.com, there is “lit­tle to no ev­i­dence” that gluten-free prod­ucts aid weight loss in those with­out an in­tol­er­ance. While xan­than is a fi­bre, gluten is a pro­tein. As a re­sult, free-from breads tend to have less than half the sa­ti­at­ing pro­tein of your reg­u­lar loaf. A win for the OG.

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