Nutrition Myths

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What is celiac disease

What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune disease that affects the small intestine and prevents the absorption of nutrients. It is caused by eating food with gluten, a protein found in rye, wheat and barley. If a person with celiac disease eats food with...

Bran

Bran is a component of the grain. It is the fruit wall and seed coat fused together. Seeds do not have bran only grains.

Whole Grain

"Whole grains" are grains that are intact. They are considered as kernels of the grains, which may be cracked, flaked or ground, but retain the same relative proportions of the starchy endosperm, germ and bran as the intact grain. Once the bran is...

Cereals

A cereal is a grass that contains a little fruit known as grains (caryopsis), with one seed inside (bran, germ, and endosperm). The wall of the fruit component is fused with the seed coating. The word "cereal" is often used to describe a food group...

Fruit

Fruit are a great source of fiber, vitamins and minerals essential for good health and the prevention of many diseases. Many studies have shown that a diet rich in fruit reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases, stroke and type 2 diabetes and may...

Grains

Grain is a popular name of a botanical term "caryopsis" and an agricultural term used for crops harvested for human or livestock consumption that may include legumes such as beans. Grain (as in caryopsis) is a one-seeded dry fruit (also commonly...

Gluten free grains

Gluten-free grains

There are several gluten-free grains that have a similar nutritional profile as the gluten-containing grains, serving as good substitutes.