Decoding Popular Diets: Gluten-Free

Decoding Popular Diets: Gluten-Free

Looking for a hot topic to discuss at your next dinner party?  Try mentioning the word "gluten."  While relatively unknown just a few years ago, gluten has entered the spotlight -  well, at least in terms of awareness!  In reality, gluten has exited the picture, with product development and marketing efforts aimed at removing gluten from foods that commonly contain it and highlighting foods that are newly + naturally void of the ingredient.  So, is it time for you to cut ties with gluten, too?  And what does a diet sans gluten even look like?  Let's discuss.

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Decoding Popular Diets: An Overview

Decoding Popular Diets: An Overview

I love talking about food - from kale salads to peanut butter pie and from #trending superfoods to the staples of grandma's kitchen pantry.  So, when I meet new people and they discover I'm a dietitian, I genuinely welcome the flood of questions that I usually receive.  Often they've read or heard of a bite (ha!) of nutrition news and want my take on its validity.  Sometimes there's merely a whisper of hope that it's true (does drinking red wine match the benefits of working out?) and other times there's real interest in pursuing the plan (will removing dairy from my diet improve my digestion?).  The most frequent topics posed, however, include overall diet approaches such as going gluten-free or adopting the paleo diet, which leads me to the beginning of an exciting new series!

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