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There has been a lot of interest in gluten-free diets recently. These diets have gotten a boost from celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Gwyneth Paltrow, who preach the merits of gluten-free living. But, just like eating low-fat or low-sugar foods, you have to be careful when buying gluten-free products.

Is a gluten-free diet right for you? Check with an expert. We recommend our good friend Jennifer Fugo at www.GlutenFreeSchool.com.

The American Celiac Disease Alliance warns people that gluten-free products can be higher in fat and calories than other products, and if you’re not careful, you can actually gain weight … Read the rest

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We’ve all heard about “healthy” foods that we should eat. But, how healthy are they, really? Here are 6 foods that many health magazines and nutrition gurus claim that should eat, but may actually not be that good for you. See what you think.

Reduced Fat Peanut Butter. Peanut butter can have lots of protein and other important nutrients. Unfortunately, it can also have a lot of fat and calories too. Some popular brands can be as much as 70 percent fat! When manufacturers remove the fat, they often add artificial or natural sweeteners to maintain the flavor. This can … Read the rest

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We talk a lot about being informed, and understanding what you’re eating. But that doesn’t mean that meals should be complicated nor should you “stress out” over what’s being served. Still, you want to serve your family healthy meals when you can, and it’s hard with so many nutrition “myths” floating around out there.

We’ve all heard them – eggs will give you high cholesterol, high fructose corn syrup is bad for you, or eating carbohydrates makes you fat (see why these are myths below). Why do some nutrition myths continue even in the light of solid scientific evidence disproving … Read the rest

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! We are a country that’s obsessed with ice cream!

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 90% of the nation’s population. In the proclamation, the President called for all people of the United States to observe these events with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

The good news is that you can still enjoy ice cream (in moderation, of … Read the rest

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by Jennifer Fugo. If you’re a newbie to the Gluten Free Diet, then yes, you’ve got a lot of learning ahead of you.

When I started out, I scoured the internet for anything that I could read that seemed informative and eventually realized that an old adage does apply- “Keep it Simple.”  The best way to do this is to focus on eating real food that is free from gluten.  That’s why the acronym BROWS comes in handy – it helps point you in the right direction!

My nutritionist, Samantha Grant, and I have found similar issues or learning … Read the rest

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