Nutrition, Food Allergy and Food Intolerance

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10 food stories that have shaped our nutritional habits - Great strides in disseminating information about food nutrition have been made in the last two decades. Here's a look at the most influential stories that informed the public's eating habits, including the debut of the food pyramid and the explosion of whole-grain foods.
America's relationship to food and health has certainly changed in the 20 years since Cooking Light debuted. Some of those changes may seem discouraging: Rates of obesity and diabetes have risen, food-borne illnesses frequently make headlines, and more people eat meals -- often fast food ...
... The 10 most important nutrition stories of the last two decades; By Sally Squires

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The differences between food intolerance, food allergy - Food intolerance is a delayed, negative reaction to a food, beverage or food additive, and unlike food allergies, intolerances get worse "as you consume more and more of the offending food" and appear a half-hour or more after the food is eaten, one expert explains. The four main types of known food intolerance are in response to histamine, fructose, lactose and gluten. ...
Full Story: Food Allergy or Intolerance? What's the Difference?

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Gluten-free becoming part of mainstream food choices - It's not easy to stick to a gluten-free diet but even some people who don't have celiac disease say they feel better if they do. Gluten-free eating has become so mainstream and popular that more than 1,000 new foods and beverages were introduced last year, and total sales of gluten-free products have grown by an average of 28% over the past five years.
The gluten-free diet is no picnic. So when Julie Pech put her 12-year-old son on the wheat-free eating plan, she also stopped eating the ubiquitous grain to help him make the transition. ...
Full Story: Going gluten-free; by Julie Deardorff

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Recession causes consumers to order less healthy meals at restaurants - Tough economic times are forcing consumers to choose less healthy menu items when dining out, as healthy food tends to be more expensive. A poll of about 1,200 people found that 53% of respondents order less healthful food in restaurants in order to save money, and 44% said budget restraints stopped them from eating healthfully.
CHICAGO (Sept. 9, 2009) A recent study shows that consumers are ordering less healthful meals at restaurants because they cost less, ...
Full Story: Recession takes bite out of healthful eating; By Elissa Elan

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