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Mythbusting: Picnic Safety

It’s picnic and cookout season. With warm weather and the loosening of some social distancing restrictions, many of us are venturing outside…and taking our...
Egg Replacement

Q. What makes a good vegan egg replacement?

A. Melissa Townsend, MS, RD, CDN, Registered Dietitian, Tufts N19, answers: “Eggs are an important ingredient in baking and cooking because of their functionality,...

Avoiding Cows Milk Right After Birth May Help Prevent Food Allergies

A randomized trial in JAMA Pediatrics found that newborns who received cows milk formula (CMF) in the first three days of life had a higher risk of food allergies at age two than newborns not given CMF.

Who Should Follow a Gluten-Free Diet?

There is lot of advice floating around these days about how to avoid gluten, but very little about how to tell if a gluten-free diet is the right choice for you.

Why Does Sugar-Free Gum Cause Gas and Bloating?

Why do I get gas and bloating from sugar-free gum?

Revised Nutrition Labels Delayed

As a result of a proposed schedule change by the FDA, shoppers will see two different types of Nutrition Facts labels on foods and dietary supplements-one old and one new-for about a year and a half. Large food makers were supposed to start using the updated design by July 2018; smaller companies had until July 2019.

Cooking for Food Allergies, Intolerances and Gluten Sensitivity

Q: Who must avoid gluten?A: People who must avoid gluten (a protein in wheat, barley, rye and related grains such as farro and spelt) include people with celiac disease and people with non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

Eating Increases Feel-Good Hormones

Eating leads to widespread opioid release in the brain, which signals feelings of satiety (fullness) and pleasure, according to a study in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Eggs with Cracked Shells: Still Safe to Eat?

Q: If there is a crack in the shell of an egg, is it still OK to use?

The Lowdown on Leaky Gut

As the popular depiction of leaky gut goes, damage to the lining of the small intestine can release undigested food particles, bacteria and toxins into your bloodstream. And, that can potentially spur a myriad of health problems ranging from digestive issues to joint pain. Without a doubt, this description is oversimplified and misleading. But, its worth looking at whether leaky gut-or more precisely, increased intestinal permeability-is a legitimate concern.