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
Think you've seen it all when it comes to healthy breakfasts? Think again! If your mornings are filled with oatmeal and cold cereal because you're short on time, try some of these breakfast ideas from SparkPeople members like you. They're... Read more
I am beyond disgusted, I am almost at my highest weight again. So my friend and I have made gym plans three times a week and I am going home after work and throwing out all the bad stuff in my house. I want to lose 60 pounds by February.... Read more
Today I am thankful for my fitbit scale. My weight had not changed in nearly 2 months (I gain and lose the same 2 pounds), it's very easy to get discouraged. The scale measures body fat and at least that number keeps going down.... 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 HealthGluten: 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
The gluten-free phenomenon has lead to dozens of new products on store shelves. Breads and baked goods are some of the hardest foods to make tasty and sans gluten. We polled our readers and took their favorite brands for a test drive.The CriteriaFor... 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
Today marks my first attempt at baking dairy & gluten free bread! I usually just buy it specifically Ener-G Light Brown Rice Loaf. I decided to give baking it a try as I need some extra bread to use for my Thanksgiving stuffing. Hopefully it turns... Read more
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