As a dietitian, I get asked about carbs and gluten all the time! Both my sister and boyfriend eat gluten-free diets, so setting the record straight about gluten-free diet myths and facts is of uber importance to me. You might be really surprised at some of the myth busting we're doing here today! I've also been trying my hand at gluten-free baking lately and let me tell you, it can be tricky. Gluten-free flour is a whole different animal! Let's just say the first batch of gluten-free pancakes I made for my guy were not exactly edible (he was kind and ate them anyway!) but I've since perfected a few recipes, one of which is a brownie I'm sharing with you here. And luckily, some of my favorite whole-food dessert ideas are naturally gluten free. Ready to learn the ins and outs of what going gluten free really means?
9 Need-to-Know Myths and Facts About Gluten
Think going low carb is the same as going gluten free? Think again! Gluten is not a carb. I repeat, gluten is not a carb! Gluten is actually a protein. If that just rocked your world, you may want to brush up on your gluten trivia. I've gathered the top gluten myths and facts in this EverydayHealth.com article, so go ahead test your knowledge! Want to know about a low-glycemic diet plan, too? Find out more about hidden sources of gluten.
How to "Officially" Figure Out if You're Lactose or Gluten Intolerant
Maybe you've scheduled a trip to the doctor or just started cutting out gluten on your own. There are many ways to test intolerance, and some are more legit than others. I spoke with WellandGood.com about some of the different testing techniques out there.
Amy's Recipe of the Week: Walnut Avocado Prune Brownie
Here's a gluten-free baked good I finally perfected. Turn your oven on preheat, and try your hand at this delicious and heart-healthy recipe that I just can't get enough of. It's tasty and decadent enough that your gluten-free friends and gluten-loving pals will all enjoy it! By the way, my healthy avocado smoothie is also gluten-free.
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