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If you’ve taken a look at labels of packaged foods lately, chances are you’ve seen “natural flavors” listed as an ingredient. We often think of the term “natural” as synonymous with health, but when it comes to natural flavors, this isn’t exactly the case. What exactly are natural flavor[...]
The holiday season is often centered around bringing people together over meals and as a result, it can be a stressful time for those with dietary restrictions. What will you be able to eat? Will the host be offended if you refuse to try the dish they prepared? How do you clearly and tactfully [...]
Thinking of going gluten-free? You may want to first check for a celiac disease diagnosis!  Going gluten-free has become popular, but when is it trendy and when is it vital for your health? Whether you have frequent digestive issues or other health problems and are considering cutting g[...]
Gluten-free foods and menus are popping up everywhere. This may be a blessing for those already following a gluten-free diet, but it creates questions for others. How do you know if you should be eating a gluten-free diet? What is gluten? Gluten is protein that is found in wheat, rye,[...]