Nutrition Myths

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Separating myths from science

Do oats contains gluten?

Does oatmeal have gluten?

Oats are gluten-free, unless they were contaminated. However, a small amount of people with celiac disease have an adverse reaction to oats, but the cause is another protein, called avenin.

Can raw potatoes make me sick?

Can raw potatoes make me sick?

Eating raw potatoes can make you sick - they can cause abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, flatulence and cramps. The reasons are the indigestible starch, the contamination of bacteria from the soil and the toxins present in some potatoes.

Types of nuts

Types of nuts

There are two definitions of a nut: botanical and culinary. Find out what are the types of nuts and why hazelnut is the only edible nut.

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