Gluten Intolerance – A Myth?

Gluten Intolerance – A Myth?

In recent months there has been a great deal of controversy in regards to the scientific validity of gluten intolerance. This is not to be confused with celiac disease, in which extreme allergic reactions to any amount of gluten can result in very severe intestinal distress lasting up to a week. Gluten intolerance instead has come to be known as bloating rashes and other symptoms, which commonly last no more than a few hours and up to a day. Recent, studies have come to light which are leading some to question whether gluten-intolerance is a real phenomenon or instead has been fabricated and overemphasized. In order to understand these claims and reach the truth, we must look at why the claims are being made and additionally view any counterarguments present.

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Saving Money Part 1: Why You Should Start Now!

Saving Money Part 1: Why You Should Start Now!

Why should we save money?

So you’re in your twenties, you’ve just starting making some cash and it’s burning up your pockets. What’s the first thing that well-meaning, comparatively older folk tell you? Save your money!

It’s over-advised and overused. You should save money! Save for a rainy day! Don’t spend on stuff you don’t need! Create an emergency fund! Save and invest!

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What You Need To Know About Drinking Gluten-Free

What You Need To Know About Drinking Gluten-Free

For many suffering from celiac or gluten intolerance it may be difficult to tell which alcoholic beverages are safe to consume. In fact, a large portion of the alcohol out there contains wheat. So in order to drink safely, it is best to know a list of brands or products that do not contain gluten. Here we provide a list of safe options for those drinking on a gluten-free diet.

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May 2014–Celiac Awareness Month

May 2014–Celiac Awareness Month

This is a breakthrough time for the gluten-free communities of Asia. Many in Asia may be unaware that they are living with celiac disease, or have gluten allergies or intolerances. This lack of diagnosis is a result of the common misconception that difficulties with gluten are a solely Western problem.

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Eating Japanese Food Gluten Free

Eating Japanese Food Gluten Free

If you are living in Asia (and even if you are not), you know how popular Japanese food is. Japanese cuisine has been deemed by many as very health-friendly, due to its high levels of nutritious fish protein and generally low amounts of grease. Tied with South Korea, Japan “performed the best when it comes to healthy eating habits and food availability”; both Japan and South Korea have extremely low rates of diabetes and obesity.

On the surface one might think many Japanese foods are safe for those sensitive to gluten. However, there are many sources of gluten in Japanese cuisine, and those with who have celiac or are sensitive to gluten should be aware of gluten sources in Japanese food and any possible substitutions.

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Colourful Eating: Health Benefits of Fruits & Vegetables By Colour

Colourful Eating: Health Benefits Of Fruits & Vegetables By Colour

Eating a diet full of different fruits and vegetables is essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, it is important for us to combine the right types of fruits and vegetables to keep our diets balanced. An easy way to do this is to eat a colorful diet. Here we will give you some guidelines for the different health benefits, broadly speaking, that different colored fruits and veggies offer.

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Health Benefits of Cauliflower

Health Benefits Of Cauliflower

Cauliflower is well-known probably by all mothers out there as the pallid-looking vegetable that kids have to be force-fed, and it probably has that reputation among kids for that exact same reason. While the vegetable is definitely well-known, it’s been less well studied, and we suspect that shedding some light on how awesome this less-than-comely member of the cruciferous vegetable family will really up its popularity.

Wait, before we go any further – just a word on cruciferous vegetables – these are of the family Brassicaceae (also called Cruciferae) and are widely cultivated, with many genera (or species) being raised for food production all over the world. This family of vegetable includes the more popular cabbagecressbok choy and broccoli.

So, why should you include this particular cruciferous vegetable in your regular diet?

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Making Habits Stick

Making Habits Stick

Alright, the Lunar New Year is over–that was a great time for catching up and hanging out with friends and family while you stuff your face with goodies, wasn’t it? If you haven’t already noticed, it’s also 2 months (give or take) into the new year (where’d the last month go?!). Hands up if your 2014 resolutions have gone down the way that last pineapple tart has since it passed your lips!

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