How to Avoid Gluten & Why Wheat is Really Bad

How to Avoid Gluten & Why Wheat is Really Bad

On restaurant menus all across the nation and in virtually every grocery store that you walk into, gluten-free foods are readily accessible, but ever since the groundbreaking New England Journal of Medicine review was published in 2002, the dangers of celiac sprue...
Know Your Beta Glucan Sources & Why It’s Important

Know Your Beta Glucan Sources & Why It’s Important

We know that dietary fiber is very good for us because it plays such an important role in keeping the digestive system running properly, lowering cholesterol, and keeping blood sugar levels under control. But did you know that the soluble fiber, beta glucan, provides...
Sorbitol Dangers: Diabetics, Beware!

Sorbitol Dangers: Diabetics, Beware!

Beware of sorbitol dangers. As American waistlines continue to grow, millions are seeking out “alternative” ways to satisfy their sweet tooth without the extra calories. More and more people are flooding the grocery stores to get their hands on things like...
Quinoa Benefits: The Perfect Gluten-Free Grain

Quinoa Benefits: The Perfect Gluten-Free Grain

Grains have gotten a bad rap recently and everyone seems to be going “Paleo!” Yet, like any diet fad or food movement, I have my suspicions that eating like our cavemen ancestors just isn't the best option for everyone. So let's take a look at grains and...
Health Benefits of Chickpeas & Their Importance

Health Benefits of Chickpeas & Their Importance

With ingredients including freshly squeezed lemon juice, fresh garlic, tahini, and the health benefits of chickpeas, hummus is a power-packed snack loaded with several vitamins and minerals that are absolutely critical for a healthy diet. When most people eat it,...
The Amazing Cassava Root & Cassava Benefits

The Amazing Cassava Root & Cassava Benefits

Yucca (or cassava) is a nutty flavored, starchy root from South-American origin that you may be surprised to know is what tapioca pearls are made from. Botanically from the spurge family, this sweet, crunchy underground tuber has been a popular edible root for...