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Should You Go Gluten-free? The Benefits Of A Gluten-free Diet

Should You Go Gluten-free? The Benefits Of A Gluten-free Diet

Ever wondered about the benefits of a gluten-free diet? We give what is a popular trend for some and a necessity for others, an evidence-based overview Wondering about the benefits of gluten-free foods? And whether you should make a fairly big change to your diet? Gluten-free options are becoming more and more mainstream in restaurants and supermarkets, which is great news for people with coeliac disease and for those diagnosed with another form of gluten intolerance. But can going gluten-free…

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5 Gluten-Free Flours

5 Gluten-Free Flours

Mel, selected from Natural Solutions magazine     April 25, 2010 By Matthew Kadey, RD, Natural Solutions Going gluten free doesn’t have to mean forsaking your favorite flour-filled foods. Thanks to the growing popularity of gluten-free flour, baking and cooking without wheat is easier than ever. Alternative flours also have higher amounts of protein, vitamins, minerals, and fiber than white and wheat flours, increasing food’s nutritional value while adding new tastes and textures. Whether you’re avoiding gluten or simply looking for…

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10 Health Benefits of Buckwheat

10 Health Benefits of Buckwheat

Diana Herrington   January 23, 2013 Contrary to its name, this fruit seed is not in any way related to wheat. Buckwheat is a gluten free power food! It is becoming very popular for many good reasons. It is a highly nourishing, energizing and tasty food that can be eaten instead of rice or the usual porridge. 10 Health Benefits: 1. Best source of high-quality, easily digestible proteins. This makes it an excellent meat substitute. High protein buckwheat flour is being…

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Gluten-free not just a fad for some

Gluten-free not just a fad for some

A gluten-free diet is the only medical treatment for two health conditions By Lee Marshall, CBC News Posted: May 1, 2013 When arm pain made it difficult for Victoria Yeh to play her electric violin, she decided to make a change. Yeh suffered from chronic headaches, nausea, sinus inflammation, stomach pain, gas and digestive issues for several years. But the pain was Yen’s biggest motivation to follow her doctor’s advice to avoid gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and…

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Millet Nutrition, Benefits & Uses

Millet Nutrition, Benefits & Uses

Your Guide to this No-Gluten, High Vitamin B & High Calcium Grain-like SeedPosted April 29, 2007.  Millet is not just for the birds. When you find out all the benefits of millet nutrition, you’ll want to include this ancient prized grain-like seed in your own diet!Most people have not even heard of millet, much less understand the benefits of millet nutrition. And yet, millet is one of the best-kept secrets of our ancient ancestors. Traced back to its origin in…

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Gluten: What You Don’t Know Might Kill You

Gluten: What You Don’t Know Might Kill You

Something you’re eating may be killing you, and you probably don’t even know it! If you eat cheeseburgers or French fries all the time or drink six sodas a day, you likely know you are shortening your life. But eating a nice dark, crunchy slice of whole wheat bread-how could that be bad for you? Well, bread contains gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, spelt, kamut, and oats. It is hidden in pizza, pasta, bread, wraps, rolls, and…

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Whole Grains: Teff (Eragrostis)

Whole Grains: Teff (Eragrostis)

by Karen Railey Teff is an intriguing grain, ancient, minute in size, and packed with nutrition. Teff is believed to have originated in Ethiopia between 4000 and 1000 BC. Teff seeds were discovered in a pyramid thought to date back to 3359 BC. The grain has been widely cultivated and used in the countries of Ethiopia, India and it’s colonies, and Australia. Teff is grown primarily as a cereal crop in Ethiopia where it is ground into flour, fermented for…

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Amazing Amaranth

Amazing Amaranth

Try this gluten-free grain by Pamela Durkin          Does your intake of whole grains consist of the reliable, but rather mundane duo, whole wheat and brown rice? Or do you find that gluten-containing grains wreak havoc with your digestive system? If you answered yes to either question, consider adding amaranth and its health benefits to your culinary repertoire. This ancient gluten-free grain, once prized by the Aztecs, is experiencing a renaissance fuelled by its remarkable nutritional profile,…

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8 Great Gluten-Free Foods You Need to Know

8 Great Gluten-Free Foods You Need to Know

By Katrine van Wyk You can certainly live a delicious and gluten-free life without resorting to cardboard crackers or highly processed, gluten-free baked goods and cookies! There are plenty of nutritious alternatives out there that also happen to be gluten-free. Whether you just want to cut back on your intake of this hard-to digest, glue-like protein, have an allergy or sensitivity to gluten or you simply want some new ideas to supplement in to your diet – these foods will rock…

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