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Gluten-Free Foods: Diet-Planning Tips and Advice

Gluten-Free Foods: Diet-Planning Tips and Advice

Here’s some worthy advice—and good news—for people who started out their gluten-free journey by asking the simple question, “What foods have gluten?” Instead of concentrating on what not to eat, concentrate on the gluten-free foods you can eat.
Fortunately, there are many healthy and delicious foods that are naturally gluten-free.

Newsbites: Restaurant Calories; Diet Trends; GMO Potatoes; Aspartame-Ban

Poll: Consumers Want Restaurant Calorie Info
Most Americans support new rules requiring calorie counts on chain-restaurant menus and prepared foods in supermarkets, according to an Associated Press-Gfk poll. The long-awaited rules announced by the US Food and Drug Administration have generated opposition from some in the food industry. (See NewsBites, February.)

Healthy Reasons to Put Farro on Your Plate

The ancient Roman legions knew something that modern chefs are only now rediscovering: Farro, a form of wheat that originated in the Middle East’s Fertile Crescent thousands of years ago, offers nutrition enough to march on with a nutty taste and pleasantly chewy texture. As chic restaurants around the country

Pulses: Power-Packed Plant Protein

You’re probably familiar with “legumes,” which are casually referred to as beans, but you may not be acquainted with “pulses.” Pulses are a type of legume that is harvested solely for its seeds rather than eaten fresh as vegetables. Pulses include a variety of dried beans (such as garbanzo, kidney,

What Has Gluten in It? 12 Surprising Food Sources

What Has Gluten in It? 12 Surprising Food Sources

A protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, gluten comes in many guises. It can be a filler, a binder, a thickener, and even a protein enhancer. So what has gluten in it? Some answers might catch you off guard. Did you know, for example, that soup, sushi, ice cream, and

How to Decipher Supermarket Shelf Nutrition Labels

Supermarkets across the country are offering shelf nutrition labeling programs, which can help shoppers more easily identify the best food choices. These nutrition shelf labeling programs vary by retailer: Some identify specific product nutrition attributes, such as “low sodium,” while others feature a rating depicted by stars or a score.

4 Uncommon–and Fabulous–Whole Grains

You should dish up whole grains as often as you can, because they’re good for you. But would you like to spice up your meals with a new whole grain?

Well, EN has the solution: What’s old is new again, with these four ancient, highly nutritious grains that also happen to

Gluten-Free Foods: Some Are Healthy, but Others Are Not

Gluten-free (GF) foods are a multimillion-dollar industry. Almost every grocery store has a wide assortment of GF products, including bread, pasta, crackers, snacks, and desserts. If you have celiac disease (gluten intolerance) or non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), going GF is the only way to prevent symptoms, which include abdominal pain,

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