Green

Green: A Phytonutrient Guide

We’ve probably all heard about a bazillion times to eat our greens. More green veggies, more leafy greens and add a green smoothie, too.

Have you ever wondered what particularly is so special about green plants?

Some of the main health benefits of green plants and vegetables is the pigments that give them their color.

The main pigment-producing compounds in green plants are:

  • Lutein
  • Zeaxanthin
  • Isothiocyanates
  • Chlorophyll
  • Sulphoraphane

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Beer

Gluten-free and gluten-reduced beer: A functional dietitian’s review

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Today brings many culinary traditions, with beer being a central favorite.  Unfortunately, for those of us striving to maintain a gluten free diet, festive beer drinking may seem off limits.  Well I’m here to make your day!

With the incidence of celiac and non-celiac gluten sensitivity on the rise, the brewery industry is working to meet demand.  At the GABF (Great American Beer Festival), hosted every year in Denver, Colorado a category of “gluten free beers” was first entered into competition in 2007 with only 8 entries.

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