We spend a lot of time scouring the web to stay up on the hottest health and fitness trends, and each week, we’ll be sharing with you the best of what we read. (It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it!)
May is Celiac Awareness Month. Whether you have been diagnosed with celiac disease, find you just feel better living a gluten-free lifestyle, or maybe want to know more about the diet, it’s certainly a hot topic these days. Here’s some of our favorite wheat-free reads from this week.
Celiac Awareness Month
With any popular diet comes confusion and misinformation. Just to set the record straight, gluten does not cause cancer (and four other popular myths, debunked). (ABC News)
Gluten is in much more than just your food. If you need your lifestyle to be 100 percent gluten-free, be aware of these five hidden sources of household cross-contamination. (This Mama Cooks)
Many people new to a life without wheat struggle because they focus on what they’re removing from their diets. Instead, it can be an opportunity to experiment with new foods, like buckwheat or amaranth, two grains that don’t contain the protein, gluten. (EA Stewart)
If it’s a friend or family member who’s gluten-free, make sure you don’t say any of these things to them — unless, you know, you don’t value your relationship. (Women’s Health)
While celiac disease is real and serious, new research finds that non-celiac gluten sensitivity may affect far less people than previously thought. (Forbes)