For some, going gluten free is not an option. For others, it’s a dietary change they chose because it makes them feel better, exercise harder or has improved their life in a number of ways. Unfortunately, gluten-free foodies are often left with bigger grocery bills and smaller selections. After much searching (and lots of shopping!), I finally found the best source for all things GF. Read more →
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If you’re new to gluten-free, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and several other grains. For those with a condition known as celiac disease, ingesting gluten can mean big trouble. For others, gluten can lead to stomachaches and uncomfortable side effects. In the past decade, the prevalence of (and demand for) gluten-free food has been steadily rising. But it wasn’t until just recently that the label “gluten-free” on a food item was defined by the FDA. Read on to find out what it really means.
By Rachel Begun, MS, RD
With the holidays behind us and long winter months ahead, many of us are looking forward to a winter vacation getaway. These days, hotels, resorts and high tourist areas are taking steps to provide greater gluten-free options than even just a few years ago, making vacations easier to plan and certainly more enjoyable.
Are you making a New Year’s resolution to eat healthier while staying gluten-free? This healthy lunch idea comes from Alice Bast, Founder and President of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA). The citrus in the grapefruit and homemade dressing can help you feel light and bright, even on a dreary winter day.
Gluten, especially wheat, is in foods ranging from soup to salad dressing to gravy to dessert. Not a problem – unless you have celiac disease, a wheat allergy or a wheat intolerance. If you’re among the many people who suffer tummy troubles and more from foods containing gluten, Elisabeth Hasselbeck wants to help!
By Rachel Begun, MS, RD
With the devastation and bounty of power outages from Superstorm Sandy still fresh in our minds, this post is about the importance of food safety during prolonged power disruptions.
While foodborne illness may not be the homeowner’s highest priority in such circumstances, it should be at the top of the list. Why? Because food poisoning causes an estimated 48 million illnesses (1 out of 6 Americans), 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths each year in the United States, a good portion of which are generated from food prepared and eaten at home.*
By Cheryl McEvoy, NFCA Director of Communications & New Media
Food-filled gift baskets are typically considered a “safe” option for holiday giving. Everyone likes food, right? Well, when your recipient has celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, those gift baskets aren’t once size fits all.
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