Health Questions

3 Reasons to Go Gluten-Free — Gluten-Free Eating

Gluten is everywhere. It's in all the obvious places — like bread, pasta, and cupcakes — and it's the key to giving bread its chewiness and cupcakes their airy crumb. But this wheat protein even sneaks into unexpected places like canned soup, salad dressings, and oatmeal. And for most people, this is no big deal.

So why are so many people giving it up? Here's a quick rundown of why some people are eliminating gluten from their diet.

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3 Things You Need to Know About Coconut Sugar — Ingredient Intelligence

Every few years, a new "natural" sweetener hits store shelves promising to be the holy grail of the health food world — the perfect substitute for cane sugar. But there's always a catch (we're looking at you, agave), and today's sweet miracle is no different.

I'm talking about coconut sugar. This "healthy alternative" has a dirty little secret.

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What Is a Buddha Bowl Anyway? — Food Trends

If you've spent more than 30 seconds on Instagram, you've definitely scrolled past a Buddha Bowl (or 200). The brightly colored, artfully arranged bowls seem to be the go-to food source for every amateur yogi, the kind of people who alternate between taking pictures of their plates and pictures of their feet (because the rest of us wouldn't be able to make it through the day without knowing #whereIstand).

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What Is a Buddha Bowl Anyway? — Food Trends

If you've spent more than 30 seconds on Instagram, you've definitely scrolled past a Buddha Bowl (or 200). The brightly colored, artfully arranged bowls seem to be the go-to food source for every amateur yogi, the kind of people who alternate between taking pictures of their plates and pictures of their feet (because the rest of us wouldn't be able to make it through the day without knowing #whereIstand).

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What Is a Buddha Bowl Anyway? — Food Trends

If you've spent more than 30 seconds on Instagram, you've definitely scrolled past a Buddha Bowl (or 200). The brightly colored, artfully arranged bowls seem to be the go-to food source for every amateur yogi, the kind of people who alternate between taking pictures of their plates and pictures of their feet (because the rest of us wouldn't be able to make it through the day without knowing #whereIstand).

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Do You Really Have to Wait 30 Minutes to Swim After Eating? — Wellness

Imagine your perfect summer day: You sleep in late, make your way to the beach (or lake, or pool), and spend the rest of the afternoon alternating between napping in the sun, eating hot dogs, and taking a dip.

Outside of remembering to re-slather yourself with sunscreen, there's not a lot you have to worry about — except for that whole old adage about waiting 30 minutes to swim after you scarf down your lunch or have an ice cream cone.

What's the deal with this theory, anyway? Where did it come from, and do you really have to worry about it?

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