Wheat contains high amounts of fiber even when compared to other whole grains, states WebMD. This factor makes wheat a nutritious addition to most people's diets.
In recent years, the number of people choosing to transition to a gluten-free diet has increased. However, this type of diet does not have any benefits for individuals who do not have a sensitivity to wheat or a condition such as celiac disease, according to WebMD. Only about 1 percent of people have celiac disease. Individuals who do not have this condition may be losing out on important nutrients by eliminating wheat and other products containing gluten from their diet, advises WebMD.