Gluten Free: What is Gluten and Should You Avoid It?
Gluten-free is a term we hear with more and more frequency these days. Gluten-free diets are the new health rage, while the banner gluten-free appears on many food product labels on the market today. But what exactly is gluten? I wanted to know and here is what I learned.
Gluten: /’Glootn/ noun–A substance present in cereal grains, especially wheat, that is responsible for the elastic texture of dough. A mixture of two proteins, it causes illness in people with Celiac Disease.
Gluten is a binding protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. It is what makes pizza dough stretchy, gives bread its softness, and helps it …
It is crazy the amount of soft drinks and sodas consumed in this country each year. The negative effects on the health of the nation are becoming more apparent which each new study, especially when it comes to our children. Check out some of these numbers.
*Colas/sodas: Every year, the average American consumes around 45 gallons of unhealthy, sugary soda. That’s the equivalent of about one and a half bathtubs of cola. Most worrisome is the amount of sugar contained in these drinks.
There are an incredible sixteen teaspoons of sugar in an average twenty-ounce cola. Sixteen teaspoons in one soda.
We found this great infographic from Yale University and wanted to share it with you. It’s nice to be able to visually see how much sugar is in your favorite beverage. Do yourself, and your waistline, a favor and stick to Tyent Water! Tyent Water contains no sugar and is packed with antioxidants! It’s also more hydrating than regular water!