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
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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.)
FDA Proposes Labeling Daily Value for Added Sugars
Following up on a proposal to list “added sugars” on revamped Nutrition Facts labels, the US Food and Drug Administration called for also expressing those amounts as a percentage of a recommended maximum Daily Value (DV). The plan would use a guideline of
Whole grains provide unrefined carbohydrates (carbs), a primary source of energy in a balanced diet plan. Carbs have been the target of much criticism, and low-carb diets have gained many followers.
It’s true that diets high in refined carbs have been linked with higher risks of many diseases, but the
Understanding requirements of a gluten-free diet will enable anyone newly diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten allergy symptoms to read labels of food products and determine whether a product is gluten-free. Therefore, it’s important to have a quick-start guide to celiac disease.
Celiac disease is a life-long genetic disorder affecting children
For anyone with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, it is important to learn what foods have gluten and to avoid all foods that contain it. But, learning which foods contain gluten is not as easy and clear-cut as you might think. Here’s a quick reference guide to use on your