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GLUTEN FREE DIET: SOMETHING MISSING?!?

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GLUTEN FREE DIET: SOMETHING MISSING?!? People who suffering from celiac disease or gluten intolerance have one solution to get better: go on a gluten free diet and eliminate all products with gluten from their daily regime. This will help the intestine...
pasta spaghetti

Mono di-glycerides of fatty acids Light and Shadows

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Mono di-glycerides of fatty acids Light and Shadows Today we often read about the mono- and di-glycerides of fatty acids and they have become so popular in the last fifty years that we might ask... why?!? Well, they are used in most of...
Freshly baked gluten free pizza at Café Pâtisserie in Turin

DEGLUTINATED WHEAT STARCH

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DEGLUTINATED WHEAT STARCH As we’ve pointed out in an older post, starches are polymeric carbohydrates made of a large number of glucose units. Basically they can be found in cereals like wheat, root vegetables like potatoes and cassava, in beans,...
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ARROWROOT

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ARROWROOT Lately a new gluten free food has appeared on the scene and with a name like that, at Baci di Dama we got quite curious about it. Elisa, our nutritionist, tells us what it is all about. The arrowroot...
an interesting article on food additives

A WORD IS IN THE AIR…ADDITIVES!

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A WORD IS IN THE AIR...ADDITIVES! I don’t know about you but at Baci di Dama we have the impression of hearing more and more magazines, people, friends talking about one topic in particular: food additives. Are they good? Are...
orecchiette with wheat

WHEAT, A FRIENDLY FRIEND??!

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WHEAT, A FRIENDLY FRIEND??! During the years, in Italy in particular, many researchers have been studying how to make wheat a friendly friend for people who suffer from celiac disease or are intolerant to gluten. In this article, at Baci...
tips and advoce about glutenfree travel

GLUTEN FREE TRAVELS

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GLUTEN FREE TRAVELS Being celiac or gluten intolerant should not be a problem when we travel even if sometimes it is the case, depending on where we choose to go. The important thing is to know that there are places...
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READING LABELS

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READING LABELS Food labels are the link between us and the products we buy everyday. We can see them as ID card and to learn to read them properly, it helps us to get to know better what lies there...

STARCHES, WHAT ABOUT THEM?!?

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STARCHES, WHAT ABOUT THEM?!? Starches represent the most important source of carbohydrates for our metabolism; they are a precious source of energy for us. Technically starches are long complex chains of monosaccharide that are the smallest molecule of the carbohydrates....

GLUTEN FREE DIGEST

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GLUTEN FREE DIGEST (VERSION EN FRANÇAIS JUSTE EN BAS) Magazines from all round the world are talking about gluten free more and more. Is it good? Is it bad? Is it true that gluten free is easier to digest, healthier,...

I AM VEGETARIAN! AND I AM VEGAN!

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I AM VEGETARIAN! AND I AM VEGAN! Even in the world we live in today – well, we are in 2016 now… - it can still be a challenge to be vegetarian or vegan. Avoiding meat or products coming from...

ONE CAKE MORE, ONE CAKE LESS…IT’S CHRISTMAS!

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ONE CAKE MORE, ONE CAKE LESS...IT'S CHRISTMAS! Christmas can be the toughest time of all to make the effort to stay in shape: we are on holidays, we relax, we share more time with family and friends and end up...

KIDS AND CELIAC DISEASE…

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KIDS AND CELIAC DISEASE... Oh, you are so short… Are you ok? You look tired… Oh no, you have diarrhea…again!! These are all symptoms that are typical of the celiac disease in children in particular. But what does it mean...

FOOD THAT IS SUPER

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FOOD THAT IS SUPER The expression superfood has become very popular these days, especially when we talk about nutrition and health. Basically people say that superfood is some food that has positive effects on our body. Every day, whether it’s...

MEAT…IS IT GOOD? IS IT BAD?

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MEAT...IS IT GOOD? IS IT BAD? Very recently a press release published by OMS (the World Health Organisation) has become popular world wide in the space of a click. It spoke about the relation between eating red meat and provoking...

PINEAPPLE FAT-BURNING, REALITY OR MYTH??!!

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PINEAPPLE FAT-BURNING, REALITY OR MYTH? If we type the words pineapple + fat-burning on the Internet, we are overwhelmed by so many articles and news that say so many different things that at the end they contradict each other... At...

WHAT IF…I SKIP LUNCH TODAY?!!

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WHAT IF, I SKIP LUNCH TODAY?!! “I don’t have time to stop for lunch so I skip it” "I have to loose weight so I skip dinner today" These are very frequent situations and I think we have all been...

CARBOHYDRATES, FRIENDS OR ENEMIES?

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CARBOHYDRATES, FRIENDS OR ENEMIES? Carbohydrates, are they good? Are they bad? Do they make us get fat…? So many questions around them and because of them! One thing that is important to know is that not all carbohydrates are the...

MILLET, ONLY FOR BIRDS?

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MILLET, ONLY FOR BIRDS? Teeny tiny, golden (even if it can be also brown), millet is often considered food for birds…only! Actually it is good for us too, and even very good because it is packed with precious nutrients. In...

FAT, IS IT BEAUTIFUL?

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FAT, IT IS BEAUTIFUL? When we say fat, most people get horrified: Me??!! Nooo… I only eat steamed vegetables! When we talk about palm oil, we get easily scared as well. But what do we really know about fats? We...

TEFF, THE NEW SUPERFOOD

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TEFF, THE NEW SUPERFOOD Teff is the tiniest grain in the world: you need 150 grains of teff to make one grain of wheat! It is still not well know in Europe but despite being so tiny it is packed...

CALCIUM AND GOOD HEALTH

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CALCIUM AND GOOD HEALTH We all know that calcium is important for our health and well-being. This week while surfing on the Internet, we have found two articles completely different and with opposite points of view on the subject: one...

FALSE MYTHS, FALSE BELIEFS.

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FALSE MYTHS, FALSE BELIEFS. There are many myths and false beliefs that people hear and read about celiac disease, especially on the internet. Today at Baci di Dama. Living gluten free we decided to face some! Can we buy gluten free salami...

Gluten free at Milan Expo 2015

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GLUTEN FREE AT MILAN EXPO 2015 The most beautiful things in the world within an accessible area, but also the most delicious ones! Milan Expo 2015 is a fantastic opportunity to make a journey throughout all the continents that takes...

DO WE CHEAT?

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DO WE CHEAT? Are we faithful or unfaithful to the gluten free diet? And if we are unfaithful, why do we cheat? To answer this question, many surveys have been done to celiac people during the years. And the answer...

ARE YOU SENSITIVE TO GLUTEN?

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ARE YOU SENSITIVE TO GLUTEN? In between celiac disease and alleged intolerances sometimes diagnosed by reading the hand, there is another form of trouble caused by gluten: the much more frequent gluten sensitivity. Gluten sensitivity is not clearly identified yet...

PURPLE AS CORN

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PURPLE AS CORN Nowadays we are up to all sorts of things and as we say in Italian, we see it in many colours, yellow, white, red, purple… Given the very hot summer temperatures of these days, at Baci di...

PILL OR NOT PILL?

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PILL OR NOT PILL? A pill to treat coeliac disease is on everybody’s mouth but not in everybody’s mouth. In 2005 we were told that it would have been launched on the market in one year, it’s been 10 years...