Gluten Free & Food Allergies
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
Q. I have celiac disease, so I’m always searching for products that don’t contain gluten. Are corn tortillas gluten-free?
A. The short answer is “yes,” but there are a couple of caveats. They have to do with the actual ingredients in the tortillas and where the tortillas are made.
First, corn contains no … Read More
Q. What’s the difference between gluten intolerance and celiac disease?
A. Gluten, a protein found in some grains, such as wheat, barley, rye, and triticale, can cause gastrointestinal symptoms in people with gluten intolerance similar to those of celiac disease. Symptoms include diarrhea, cramps, nausea, bloating, and constipation. Until now, gluten … Read More
You’re probably seeing a lot more “gluten-free” options on supermarket shelves and restaurant menus these days. That’s because gluten—proteins found in wheat, barley, triticale, and rye—can trigger your body to attack the lining of your small intestine if you have celiac disease, an autoimmune disease that can damage the lining … Read More