Gluten-free diets are pitched as a healthy way to eat and as a way to lose weight. But there’s only one very good reason to avoid gluten: if you have a gluten-related disorder, notably celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.
Gassy after eating beans? You're not alone. The culprit: complex sugars in beans that are fermented by bacteria in the intestines, producing gas. But the more often you eat beans, the less gassy you'll be.
Acrylamide forms during the frying, grilling, baking, roasting and toasting of potatoes and grains. It gives foods their brown color, crusty texture and distinctive taste. But high levels have been linked to health risks.