The possible presence of undeclared peanut residue prompted Snyder's-Lance to recall a limited number of its Lance Oyster Crackers. The action is tied to an earlier recall by Grain Craft, the firm's flour supplier.
Although a gluten-free diet is an important part of treating celiac disease, it is not designed for weight loss, nutrition experts say. Margaret Weiss of the Kogan Celiac Center in Livingston, N.J., says ingredients that often replace gluten tend to add fat and calories, and replacement foods may be lower in fiber. Those who do lose weight while eating gluten-free are often making generally healthy choices such as embracing lean proteins and produce. "You clean up your eating habits by taking away white flour, sugar, junk food and other things you should be limiting anyway," said dietitian Jennifer Neily.
A small Dutch study found type 2 diabetes patients who underwent 3.5 to six hours of moderate-to-intense exercise per week for six months attained reductions in pericardial, liver and abdominal fats. The results were published in the journal Radiology.
People say they want healthier fast-food options, and companies such as Subway, McDonald's, Starbucks and Panera Bread are responding by reworking menus, ingredients and portions. While Subway has been touted as offering lower-fat foods and lots of vegetables, corporate dietitian Lanette Kovachi says it also has added healthier beverages, lowered sodium levels in children's meals and put extra fiber into its wheat bread.
Chelsea Clinton, who is allergic to gluten, served a nine-tier gluten-free cake at her wedding created by La Tulipe Desserts in Westchester County, N.Y. "Instead of flour, we used a special brown rice blend that contains no barley, rye, oats, or wheat," said baker Frances Steenman. "But no, it was not a vegan cake."