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Will Going Gluten-Free Help me Lose Weight?

For the average individual who doesn’t have celiac disease or a sensitivity to gluten, following a gluten-free diet is probably not necessary. Q: Will going gluten-free help me lose weight? A: The demand for gluten-free products is growing, and many consumers might find themselves at the grocery store wondering if they should purchase the gluten-free alternative to …

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Where Can I Find the Calories for a Fish Nugget Dinner?

The amount of calories and other nutrient levels for a fish nugget dinner can vary widely from one restaurant to the next. Calorie levels for menu items are affected by a number of factors, including the recipe, any accompanying side dishes, specific ingredients, quantities and cooking preparation. For example, one restaurant may choose to marinate …

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What is Gluten?

Gluten is composed of two proteins, gliadin and glutenin and is found mainly in wheat, barley and rye, and any foods that are made with these grains. By Rachel Rothman, M.S., R.D. Q: What is Gluten? A: We’re glad you asked!  More people have begun to question, “What exactly is gluten?” especially since Jimmy Kimmel asked …

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What Are Some Nutritious New Ways to Order the Best Burger?

Q: I’m seeing lots of new burger choices on restaurant menus. What are some nutritious new ways to order the best burger? We’re in an exciting time for restaurants and food-lovers. Many Americans, like you, are now looking for foods that contribute to health, whether those are whole foods, organic choices, Meatless Monday menu items, increased …

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