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Beyond Gluten: Could It Be Wheat Sensitivity?

Beyond Gluten: Could It Be Wheat Sensitivity?

Wheat and gluten (a protein in wheat) are at the top of the list of foods being targeted for causing “food sensitivities.” Many people who may test negative for celiac disease, which calls for a lifelong gluten-free diet, and wheat allergy still experience discomfort with wheat consumption. Here’s an overview

Beyond Gluten: Could It Be Wheat Sensitivity?

Wheat and gluten (a protein in wheat) are at the top of the list of foods being targeted for causing “food sensitivities.” Many people who may test negative for celiac disease, which calls for a lifelong gluten-free diet, and wheat allergy still experience discomfort with wheat consumption. Here’s an overview

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

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,

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.

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