Tag: gluten free

How to Prepare Guilt-Free Holiday Desserts

December 8, 2014 0 Comments
How to Prepare Guilt-Free Holiday Desserts

By Betty Murray The holiday season is the season for baking. Cookies, cakes, candies, pies, and other yummy desserts abound. Unfortunately, many of these desserts can easily derail our efforts to be healthy and to lose weight (or maintain our weight) during the season. But the holiday season just wouldn’t be the same without the chance […]

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Don’t Be Afraid to Go Gluten-Free

July 16, 2014 0 Comments
Don’t Be Afraid to Go Gluten-Free

By Betty Murray “Gluten-Free” is a term that has gained a lot of popularity over the last few years, but what does gluten-free really mean? Gluten is a protein composite found in wheat, barley, rye, and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye). Gluten causes inflammation in the small intestines of people with celiac disease. Some […]

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The Truth About White Vegetables

May 27, 2014 0 Comments
The Truth About White Vegetables

By Betty Murray When you think about eating foods of a rainbow of colors, there’s one important color (or non-color) you can’t forget — white. White vegetables aren’t lacking in nutrients simply because they aren’t as colorful as an array of peppers and other rich, colorful veggies. In fact, some white vegetables can help you get […]

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Have a happy, gluten-free Thanksgiving

November 27, 2013 0 Comments
Have a happy, gluten-free Thanksgiving

By Betty Murray Gluten-free diets are becoming increasingly common, and for good reason. Gluten can cause gut problems like bloating, diarrhea, cramping, constipation, energy loss and skin problems for people with gluten sensitivity or Celiac disease. Now that doesn’t sound like a pleasant way to spend the holidays, does it? Gluten-free diets aren’t only beneficial to […]

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Plan a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving with These Tips

November 14, 2012 0 Comments
Plan a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving with These Tips

By Betty Murray Gluten-free diets are more common today than ever. An ever-increasing number of restaurants now accommodate gluten-free diets with special menus and grocery stores have added entire sections stocked full of gluten-free foods. Some individuals are on a gluten-free diet for medical reasons, including celiac disease or a gluten allergy or gluten sensitivity, while [...]

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