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Celiac Disease and Gluten Free Diets


Celiac disease (referred to as celiac sprue, non-tropical sprue, and gluten-sensitive enteropathy) is a digestive disease that is triggered by consuming proteins called glutens, which are found in barley, rye, triticale and wheats (such as durum, durum semolina, einkorn emmer, farina, farro, Kamut, khorasan wheat and spelt), each can trigger …

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How to Prevent the Spread of Listeriosis

Listeria has been in the news recently. This foodborne bacteria can grow at refrigerator temperatures, causing listeriosis, an illness that can take a few days or even weeks to appear. Symptoms may include fever, chills, muscle aches, nausea, and diarrhea or upset stomach. Listeriosis can be particularly harmful to at-risk …

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Apples: 2 Benefits of the ‘Miracle Fruit’

Although most fruits have properties that fight against high cholesterol, the apple apparently has some advantage. It controls cholesterol and helps lower weight, according to research conducted by the Department of Nutrition at the University of Florida. Studies have revealed that pectin and polyphenols — antioxidants present in the skin …

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3 Reasons to Consume Dairy Products

For some people, the belief that the consumption of dairy products contributes to increased cholesterol is a difficult misconception to set aside. But critics of such products should be aware that the appropriate dairy products, consumed in moderation, can be beneficial to your health for various reasons. The consumption of …

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7 Interesting Facts About Peaches

Peaches, along with cherries, plums and apricots, are stone fruits called drupes. This species is divided into varieties where the flesh separates from the pit easily versus varieties where it firmly sticks to the pit. White-fleshed varieties are typically very sweet with little or no bitterness. The most popular ones …

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Artichokes: 4 Ways to Widen the Appeal


While artichokes create a brilliant display in supermarkets, many customers pass by this vegetable unless they are preparing a dip. However, artichoke growers and storekeepers are joining together to broaden the appeal of this vegetable. The are teaching consumers how to prepare them, insisting on their nutritive value and are …

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Vegetarianism: Tips for a Healthy Diet

Vegetarianism, commonly associated with people who do not eat meat, comes from the philosophy of life that advocates the protection of animals and the non-consumption of any products derived from them. Currently, vegetarianism is part of a lifestyle that controls eating and offers an alternative for maintaining a healthier diet. …

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