The French may enjoy good health, despite eating a croissant for breakfast every morning, but that still doesn’t make croissants Paleo. Yes, they’re full of buttery goodness and that can be Paleo, depending on your dairy tolerance, but the other half of these pastries is wheat.
The Problems With Gluten
No matter how much good Paleo fare you eat, consuming wheat can still cause big problems. It increases gut permeability, resulting in inflammation when things get through the lining of the stomach and into the blood stream when they’re not supposed to. When this happens, your body is unable to access the nutrients it needs.
For more reasons to avoid gluten, check out this post by Grassfed Girl.