A Guide to Understanding Diets

A Guide To Understanding Diets

With all the different types of diets these days, it may be hard to grasp or understand just what the different diet terms mean. As we all know, people adapt certain diets for a list of reasons, such as health, allergies, or weight loss. It’s also important to understand, for example, what our friends mean when they say they are on a raw food, vegan, or gluten-free diet. This way, we can be respectful to dinner guests and also be more mindful when choosing restaurants to eat at.

Urban Health has come up with a simplified explanation regarding the various diets to help you become more knowledgeable on what people do and don’t eat. Read on to find out about ins and outs of the more popular diets.

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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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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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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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