My top 3 tips for staying healthy during the holidays.
When I was in Africa, I was able to experience many foods that I'd never heard of or seen before. This is one of my favorite things about traveling - the discovery of new flavors, and along with them, new cultures. Recently, I found myself on assignment in South Sudan. This is a nation normally associated with civil strife - a quick search only brings up awful headlines about the fighting that is still ongoing in this beautiful country. Dealing with this humanitarian crisis was the main reason for my being there, yet when I'm on assignment, I still always make an effort to dive into local culture as much as I can.
A huge number of Americans - up to 30% - believe they should be eating less gluten, a protein found in some grains such as wheat, barley and rye. But is this fear of gluten legitimate and is there evidence to support this belief? Or is it just another misplaced fad, similar to the fear of fat that swept through America in the 80's and 90's?