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GLUTEN AND MENTAL FUNCTION: ANOTHER MYTH DESTROYED

Gluten is a protein present in wheat, barley, and rye. It is a ubiquitous component of Western diet, with an estimated intake averaging about one to five teaspoons/day. In celiac disease, gluten triggers severe immune responses that cause intestinal damage. In addition to severe gastrointestinal disruption, this immune reaction has been linked to multiple neuropsychiatric …

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Common food myths explained

COMMON NUTRITION MYTHS DEBUNKED BY SCIENCE

All of us are profoundly concerned with what constitutes a healthy diet. Unfortunately, many of our long-held beliefs about nutrition are actually myths, refuted by scientific studies. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), a healthy eating plan emphasizes ample fruits and vegetables, low-fat or fat-free milk products, and whole grains. Proteins …

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