Soon, when you order a craft beer from a chain restaurant or craft brewery, you’ll know a lot more about its nutritional value and calorie count than you do now. The United States Food and Drug Administration has proposed new regulations that
require craft breweries to list nutritional information on beers offered at chain restaurants, specifying a deadline of December 2016. While the new rules can be costly for small brewers to implement, many have embraced the move towards greater transparency, reports ABC15, Arizona. “Craft brewers would love to see the ingredients listed as well… because that’s really what separates us as a ‘craft’,” Mike Lawinski, owner of Fate Brewing Company, in Boulder, Colorado, told the station. and many of the bigger breweries use GMO ingredients and high fructose ingredients.
Are you gluten sensitive (but don’t have celiac disease) and sick of people around you thinking you’re just hanging on to a fad? You can now report a new study, conducted by researchers at the University of Bologna, Italy, which suggests that those who are sensitive to gluten may have
high levels of an inflammatory protein called zonulin, reports The Salt of NPR. Zonulin, which helps regulate leaky gut, helps protect us from harmful bacteria. For example, it triggers diarrhea to rid the body of germs in contaminated food. The researchers also found that people sensitive to gluten were genetically predisposed to celiac disease, even if they did not have it. Although more research is needed, scientists are currently working on a drug to safely regulate zonulin production and provide relief to those with gluten sensitivity.
Grocery shopping with candy-loving kids (that is, just about every child ever born) can be a difficult task for parents trying to control their offspring’s sugar intake. Even if you manage to walk through the supermarket with only healthy items in your cart, there are loads of brightly wrapped goodies in the checkout lane – right at little people’s eye level – to contend with. However, mild relief may be in sight. Stores offer more and more
specially designated “healthy” or “user-friendly” boxes that replace junk food with nutritious items like take-out granola bars, trail mixes, whole grain crackers, dried fruits and nuts, Today reports. Healthy crates are “a simple and effective way to cut down on junk food for the whole family,” notes Madelyn Fernstrom, editor-in-chief of today’s health and nutrition. “Studies show that what you see is what you eat, so healthier choices on the shelf could make a difference. “
is a New York-based writer and editor. A regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times, she has also written for The New York Times, Washington Post, Glamor, Marie Claire, The Daily Beast and Wine Spectator, among others, as well as Salon, where she was a long-time editor. and lead writer. In addition to contributing to Healthy Eats, she
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