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Gluten issues? Here are some alternative foods that can replace traditional flour, courtesy of the Miami Herald.

Gluten issues?  Here are some alternative foods that can replace traditional flour, courtesy of the Miami Herald. Gluten can wreak havoc with your system if you have a sensitivity to it.   While it is easier than ever to find gluten free food, not all of it is healthy. The Miami Herald offered some advice to those of you who are gluten sensitive or have celiac disease. There are many flour substitutes that can be used which include peanut, almond, coffee and coconut flour.  Read more about them in this Miami Herald article. Gluten issues? Try peanut, almond, coconut — or Read More »

If you are gluten sensitive, have celiac disease or are allergic, is your food truly gluten free?

If you are gluten sensitive, have celiac disease, or are allergic, is your food truly gluten free? Gluten which exists in many pieces of bread, kinds of pasta as well as other foods have become a big issue for some of us. While it is thought that gluten anything is bad for us and is responsible for why many of us are overweight, knowing myth from fact may help you make better decisions regarding your consumption of gluten leaden products. You should be cautious if you are gluten sensitive. Many of us have heard the message loud and strong regarding Read More »

Gluten-Free Wheat? Farmers are funding research to resolve our problem with gluten.

Gluten-Free Wheat? Farmers are funding research to resolve our problem with gluten. Gluten has a bad reputation and is blamed for many problems we have with our health and our weight. Celiac disease, which affects 7 percent of the population is an allergy to the food which we apparently may not digest very well. This has created a big industry of gluten-free everything foods, which are often higher in calories than traditional foods that contain gluten. Consumer Reports did an article last month which attempted to separate myth from fact regarding foods that have gluten, which include some of our Read More »

Is gluten free the key to a healthier lifestyle? Find out what Consumer Reports discovered.

Is gluten free the key to a healthier lifestyle? Find out what Consumer Reports discovered. Bread and other sources are horrible for us, or is it? Walk into any supermarket and you will see foods that state Gluten Free which we are supposed to be healthier for us. The current Gluten Free craze is not much different from the “Fat Free” craze from a number of years ago, when anything with fat in it was supposed to be bad for us, however, many of us found out that in order to get taste and texture into the foods, we ended Read More »

Does giving up gluten give athletes an edge in performance? The Washington Post looks into the science of this idea.

Does giving up gluten give athletes an edge in performance? The Washington Post looks into the science of this idea. A few years ago, the gluten free diet was virtually unheard of, yet now it seems to be a national obsession. Is the problem gluten, the wheat, or something else? Gluten has been found to be one of the foods that help initiate inflammation in the body. Others, while not the norm stay away because of celiac disease, which is a severe gluten intolerance. The Washington Post looks into the theories, the science and more. Check this out here Many Read More »