In This Issue:
Gluten-free Diets Are Harmful for the General Population (Except for one percent)
The Mediterranean Diet Is a Weight-Gainer - The Asian Diet Should Be Our Goal
Featured Kid Friendly Recipes - Soups and Desserts

March 2013 Printer Friendly PDF Volume 12 Issue 3

 



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Gluten-free Diets Are Harmful for the General Population (Except for one percent)

The current gluten-free diet craze is unhealthy for those who do not need it—those without celiac disease. In search of weight loss and/or feeling better, millions of Americans risk becoming sicker and fatter by increasing their intake of gluten-free products. Estimates are as high as 15 to 25 percent of consumers in the US want gluten-free food, with the global market of gluten-free products approaching $2.6 billion in 2010.

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The Mediterranean Diet Is a Weight-Gainer
The Asian Diet Should Be Our Goal

by Jeff Novick, RD

Once again the Mediterranean Diet is in the news for its health promoting properties. Not only is this diet promoted for its “heart healthy” benefits, it is also sold to the public as the best way to achieve and to maintain a healthy body weight. However, I have come to the opposite conclusion.

In order to provide proof beyond any reasonable doubt of the culpability of diet, I have put this table together showing the incidence of obesity compared to fat intake in various countries worldwide.

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Featured Recipes
Kid-Friendly Soups and Desserts

  • Brown Lentil Soup
  • Noodle Soup
  • Chili
  • Pea Soup
  • Moroccan Red Lentil Soup
  • Cornbread
  • Banana Bread
  • Chocolate Decadence Pudding
  • Vegan Banana Gelato
  • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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