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Identifying Whole Grains

Most health experts agree that prioritizing whole grains is a key element of a healthy dietary pattern. Aim for at least three servings of whole grains each day. One serving of whole grains is equivalent to 16 grams (a little more than half an ounce). While it’s easy to see … Read More

What Are Superfoods?

You’ve probably heard the term, but exactly what are “superfoods”? Broadly speaking, they're foods considered to be especially beneficial for our health due to the nutrients and compounds they contain. Superfoods come in many forms, including protein from plant and animal sources, whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. A quick word … Read More

Living with Celiac Disease: Dining Out

Your new life with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity will require a lot of changes. You have to worry about your family, your child's school lunch and snack programs-even holiday parties. But there's no greater challenge than figuring out the strategies and tactics you'll need to employ when you go … Read More

Low-Carb Diets: They May Fall Short On Essential Nutrients

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 … Read More

Choosing The Best Gluten-Free Flour Substitute

Six years ago, when I first had to alter my diet to treat my migraines, finding the words “gluten-free” on a product was a challenge. And when I did, it rarely tasted great – not at all like the real thing. Now, however, most grocery stores and bakeries sell at … Read More

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