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Gluten Free Diet Basics

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Gluten Free Diet Basics

While Keto and Paleo dieting is more of a food choice, choosing gluten-free foods is a necessity based in a specific health need. In many cases, gluten has the same negative side effects as other allergens such as eggs or dairy. Whether you’re preparing food to meet these restrictions or struggling with gluten-related problems yourself, this article describes what is allowed (and not allowed) on a Gluten-Free Diet. What is gluten and why does it matter for some people? Gluten is a general name for the family of proteins found in wheat, rye, barley, and triticale. When mixed with liquids...

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Vegan Diet Basics

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Vegan Diet Basics

What is a Vegan Lifestyle? This is another label that gets thrown around a lot but the label is not always applied in the spirit it is intended. Let’s chat about what a vegan lifestyle and diet really are about. For starters, Veganism is a much different approach to consumption than vegetarianism. Vegetarians avoid meat products but typically eat eggs or dairy and use items produced by animals. Vegans do not use any animal products -- either those made from animals such as meat or gelatin or produced by animals such as honey. This includes being careful not only about...

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Care Packages for Special Diets

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Care Packages for Special Diets

We all enjoy gifting something delicious and yummy but it gets a little sticky when our friends or family are on a special diet or have food allergies. Knowing what to look for (and what to avoid) adds that special touch to your gift and makes the recipient feel like you’ve put a lot of thought into it. Here are a few tips for finding that perfect balance of good-tasting, healthy snacks that fit just about every diet. How to Pick a Care Package for Special Diets Special dietary needs can make food gifting a challenge but it’s still the...

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Ten Ideas for Picking the Perfect Client or Office Gift

Ten Ideas for Picking the Perfect Client or Office Gift

Every holiday season we face the same question: what am I going to give my clients or officemates? Choosing the perfect gift is a balancing act between professional but not boring. Interesting and useful but not over-the-top. Tasteful but affordable, connected to you as the giver, and something that stands out from all the other gifts showing up at the front desk. Look at this as a great opportunity to get to know your client better! Ask questions, show interest in their daily life, and find your common interests. Pay attention when they’re sharing personal information or when they’re talking...

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Keto Basics

Keto Basics

You may have heard the Ketogenic Diet called “the bacon and butter diet” and while that sounds easy to follow (and maybe delicious), there is a bit more to it! This article will give you the basics of Keto Dieting, what to expect, and how to incorporate it into your daily life. What is the Keto Diet? The Ketogenic Diet (aka Keto Diet) is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate approach to eating. The goal is to move your body into the metabolic state of “ketosis” which encourages more efficient fat burning, weight loss, less hunger, steadier energy levels, and can benefit those...

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