Beginning and maintaining a gluten-free diet is tough – there’s no doubt about that- but it can also leave you feeling a bit isolated. You’ve read the stastistics – it’s estimated that only 1% of the population suffers from celiac disease, which makes your dietary restrictions pretty rare. If this has you feeling down then consider this: you’re not alone, and there are some pretty cool people out there who’ve gone gluten-free. Here are a few famous celebrities who are gluten-free.
Zoe Deschanel went gluten-free after learning that she is allergic to wheat, dairy and eggs. No gluten? No problem! Zoe is enjoying success as the star of Fox’s hit show New Girl, one of the funniest shows on TV.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck is a television personality who co-hosted The View and is now a host of Fox & Friends. Ms. Hasselbeck felt sick for years before finally being diagnosed with celiac disease. Since her diagnosis, she has been a vocal advocate of the gluten-free diet and has created helpful guides and gluten-free products for people diagnosed with celiac disease.
Miley Cyrus has been in the news a lot lately, and she recently made headlines for her support of the gluten-free diet. Miley has a gluten and lactose allergy, and recently tweeted “It’s not about weight it’s about health. Gluten is crapppp anyway!”
Think the gluten-free diet isn’t “manly”? Think again! Drew Brees is a Super Bowl champion, Super Bowl MVP, philanthropist, and a gluten-free dieter! After finding out he has a gluten-intolerance, Drew gave up gluten and continues to dominate the NFL as the quarterback of the New Orleans Saints.
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