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Should You Go Gluten-Free?

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Gluten-free labels are everywhere—on eggs, vitamin bottles, sauces, crackers, bagels, and even gum. A 2018 study reported that more than $15.5 billion were spent on retail sales of gluten-free (GF) foods. Social media, aggressive marketing campaigns, and reports in mainstream press claiming the benefits of going GF encourage consumers to … Read More

Shoppers Guide: Gluten-Free Desserts

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For years, locating certain gluten-free foods has been challenging. Naturally gluten-free foods (like proteins, fruits, veggies, and fats) were no problem. But if you were looking for gluten-free grain-based food alternatives, health food stores or catalogues were your only options. That is certainly no longer the case. Gluten-free foods have … Read More

Gluten and Your Gut

In recent years, the number of “gluten-free” food products has grown substantially. That’s because gluten—a type of protein found in wheat, barley, triticale, and rye—can trigger a host of unpleasant symptoms, including diarrhea and abdominal pain, in people who have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. However, skipping gluten isn’t necessarily … Read More

Deciphering Food Sensitivities

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Food intolerances are on the rise. Today more than nine million adults suffer from food allergies. The Internet is rife with ads for “food sensitivity” testing kits, and some health care providers offer quick testing to find the foods that ail you. However, many tests can give false results, which … Read More

New Insights: Glycemic Index

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Guessing the effects of a meal on your blood sugar isn’t easy, even if you use the glycemic index. That’s a ranking of how much standardized (50-gram available carbohydrate) portions of individual foods increase blood sugar. But, people typically eat a mix of different foods at any one time, which … Read More

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