Fox News Chicago Finds Some Gluten-Free Experts with Some Helpful and Healthy Recipes

Celebrities Try Gluten-Free Diets - Will It Work For You?: MyFoxCHICAGO.com

Celebrities Try Gluten-Free Diets - Will It Work For You?: MyFoxCHICAGO.com

FOX Chicago News featured Gluten-Free diets that are apparently being tried by celebrities such as Victoria Beckham, Zooey Deschanel, Lady Gaga and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Chicago Bulls player Kyle Korver told Men's Health Magazine a gluten-free diet has boosted his performance, and made him healthier.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck actually is required to eat a gluten-free diet because she suffers from celiac disease, often celiac sprue), which is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that occurs in genetically predisposed people of all ages from middle infancy onward. Celiac disease is associated with anemia, and malabsorption of vitamins and minerals.

Even people without celiac disease can experience allergic-like reactions from gluten, such as bloating, abdominal discomfort, pain, or diarrhea; or it may present with a variety of extraintestinal symptoms including headaches and migraines, lethargy and tiredness, attention-deficit disorder and hyperactivity, autism and schizophrenia, muscular disturbances as well as bone and joint pain. Gluten sensitivity is thought to affect approximately 6% of the general population. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley.

FOX Chicago News interviews Jen Cafferty, author of gluten-free blog (gfreelife.com), which includes recipes and entree information for various meals of the day; and Chef Ryan Hutmacher (centeredchef.com), who cooks for athletes, and teaches them how to cook for themselves at home. See the video for a tasty looking quinoa pilaf with roasted butternut squash.
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