Passing Down a Healthy Lifestyle

Eating well, exercising, and taking care of yourself are undeniably important ways to improve your overall health.  But the choices you make may not only be affecting you.  A new study has found that the way you live may have a profound influence on your descendants too. The research, conducted at Stanford University in California, … Continue reading Passing Down a Healthy Lifestyle

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Benefits of Leafy Greens

We all know the benefits of eating our vegetables. They are full of nutrients that can help protect us from a disease. They are also high in fiber, which fills us up in a healthy, low-calorie sort of way. And if you enjoy eating leafy green vegetables, there may be another important advantage in your … Continue reading Benefits of Leafy Greens

Grapefruit Health Benefits

February was Grapefruit Month, and even if you missed it, it is still a great time to pay a little tribute to the virtues of this much-maligned fruit. It's tangy, the citrusy flavor can serve as a reminder of the warm weather climates in which it grows, helping us get through the sluggish end of … Continue reading Grapefruit Health Benefits

What Does ‘Gluten Free’ Really Mean?

Gluten-free products have increased in popularity in recent years, but with so many "-free" products on the market, it can be hard to know how "free" a product really is, unless there is standardized labeling. Avoiding gluten is important for people with celiac disease, as they can experience serious adverse effects if they consume it. … Continue reading What Does ‘Gluten Free’ Really Mean?

Gluten: What Is Gluten? Facts, Foods, and Allergies

Gluten is the general term for a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and triticale. All forms of wheat contain gluten, including durum, spelt, and farro.Wheat is commonly found in bread, baked goods, crackers, cereals, and pasta. Soups may contain gluten, as well as sauces and salad dressings. Barley is often found in malt, food … Continue reading Gluten: What Is Gluten? Facts, Foods, and Allergies

Grains Explained, Is Rice Gluten-Free?

Gluten is a family of proteins found in some, but not all, grains. For many people, a gluten-free diet can be a lifestyle choice. However, for people with celiac disease, it is a medical necessity.Gluten has become a controversial subject. On the one hand, many researchers agree that gluten is safe for everyone except those … Continue reading Grains Explained, Is Rice Gluten-Free?