It's blamed for a host of ailments: headaches, digestive distress, weight gain, poor immune function, hormonal disruption, and even behavioral problems in children. But does gluten, the natural-occurring protein found in wheat, barley, rye and so... Read more
Pasta is such a versatile food, it’s no wonder it’s so popular. A survey conducted by the National Pasta Association found that 77% of Americans eat pasta at least once per week. Used as a side dish or main entree, eaten hot or cold, topp... Read more
''Show me the research!'' Of all the advice and information I absorbed as an undergraduate studying health and physical education, this one phrase from a literature review professor is one that has stuck with me throughout my career.... Read more
What could be more frustrating than not seeing the scale drop despite days or weeks of doing everything right? After all that hard work—all the cookies you didn't eat, all the willpower you maintained, all the time you logged at the gym&mda... Read more
Greek yogurt is a staple for most healthy eaters--and for good reason. Even the fat-free varieties are thick and tangy with a luxurious texture. The yogurt also has twice the protein as regular yogurt. Beyond eating it plain or with granola and berri... Read more
I've been waiting for this day for a long time. That day where eating enough food to make 1500 cal was hard instead of eating only 1500 cal being hard. It's 9pm, I'm full & I'm 89g of carbs short. 1/2 of grapes is 8g...that's a lot of grapes.... Read more
Made some bad food choices this weekend and now I'm feeling guilty. I tried to make better choices today and was able to squeeze in a walk after my kids' soccer. Hope I can get back on track this week. I'm down 92 lbs and I don't want backslide now.... Read more
What is Gluten?Wheat, barley and rye contain a protein known as gluten. Although gluten can be well-tolerated as a healthy part of a typical diet, some people have sensitivities to this protein. People who have physical reactions to the ingestion of... Read more
How Gluten and Modern Food Processing Contribute to Poor Health“Gluten: A Gut Feeling” investigates the health effects of gluten. In recent years, the benefits of a gluten-free diet have become widely recognized, its popularity fueled by celebrity en... Read more
Everyone seems to be on a gluten-free diet, and new gluten-free products keep cropping up on store shelves. But is gluten really bad for you? And can nixing it help you lose weight? “Many people are misinformed about who should be on a gluten-f... Read more
Editor's Note: According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, 1 in 133 Americans are affected by this ailment, which causes them to fall ill if they come in contact with even a trace amount of gluten, the protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. Abb... Read more
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