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gluten-free

Recipes
June 2, 2020

Roasted lemon chicken…gluten-free!

One of the biggest surprises for anyone following a gluten-free diet is just how many products actually contain wheat and gluten. Except for this roasted lemon chicken, which is totally gluten-free.
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Gut & digestion
October 31, 2017

What is Coeliac disease, and how is it treated?

Gluten-free diets have become very popular, and now it’s easier than ever to find gluten-free food. Is it necessary though? Probably not. Unless you actually have coeliac disease – a severe gluten allergy. What Is Coeliac Disease? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and other grains. And for people who have coeliac disease, gluten damages their small intestine, which makes it difficult to absorb nutrients from food and drink. Coeliac disease often goes undiagnosed, which is where the danger comes in, as it can damage organs. However, with the right treatment, it can be managed completely. What…
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Food & nutrition
October 24, 2016

5 Unhealthy ‘health’-foods

It’s easy to be taken in by “sugar-free” and other misleading health claims when doing your grocery shopping. But there are a few common health foods that may not be as healthy as you think. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
September 7, 2016

“Don’t eat that – it has gluten!”

Giving up gluten appears to be quite a trend, and those swearing by it, can be somewhat evangelical in their approach. Before you simply run after the trend, let's take a step back, and first look at the facts. Who really does need to give up gluten altogether? What is gluten? Gluten is a group of proteins found in wheat, rye and barley. It plays a key role in baking, allowing bread-dough to rise when yeast is added, and giving confectionary its lightness. Where is it found? Gluten is found in any product that contains wheat and similar cereals, but…
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Recipes
July 14, 2016

Savoury gluten-free loaf

Sometimes it seems as though you only realise how much bread you eat once you’ve decided to stop eating it. Bread is everywhere! At work, home, in those little baskets at the restaurant, and it can be tempting to snack on – unless you’re gluten intolerant. If that’s you, then here’s a tasty and nutritious gluten-free loaf you’ll love. (more…)
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Recipes
December 28, 2014

Gluten-free cinnamon rolls

These delicious gluten-free cinnamon rolls are perfect if you need to make brunch for guests or you have to keep the kids happy at breakfast over the holidays: (more…)
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Recipes
June 3, 2014

Spanish chicken

Looking for an impressive gluten-free dinner recipe you can serve family and friends? Then this Spanish chicken is just for you. (more…)
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Recipes
June 3, 2014

Gluten-free chocolate cake

Just because you’re following a gluten-free diet, or you’re gluten intolerant, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy decadent desserts anymore. This is a delicious gluten-free recipe, and most people won’t be able to tell the difference! Perfect for birthday parties, dinner parties or a special weekend lunch. (more…)
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Gut & digestion
June 2, 2014

10 Symptoms of gluten intolerance

Does eating a pizza leave you feeling bloated and uncomfortable? Do you often struggle with headaches, migraines and other symptoms like heartburn? The answer, it turns out, could be sitting on your plate. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley, and around 1 in 10 people have an intolerance to it. Could you be one of them? If you battle with any combination of these symptoms, then you could be gluten intolerant. To be sure though, speak to your doctor about getting tested. The main symptoms are: Feeling bloated and uncomfortable, especially when you eat bread, pasta…
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Food & nutritionGut & digestion
May 12, 2014

Before you go gluten-free, find out what exactly gluten is

Earlier today, we posted a hilarious Jimmy Kimmel video in which his crew takes to the streets to ask health conscious people the question: “What is gluten?”. To our surprise, not a lot of them actually knew, even though they claimed to follow a gluten-free diet! OK, so most people know that gluten is found is foods like bread, pastries and pastas, but that seems to be where the understanding ends. (more…)
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