Approximately 30% of the population is gluten intolerant. Corn, oft touted as a safe and healthy alternative for gluten-avoiders, may not be so safe. Studies show gluten intolerant individuals often “cross-react” to corn protein. We're not just talking about kicking your soda habit. Corn derivatives can be found in everything from soda pop to shampoo. Eliminating the ever-so-ubiquitous grain from your lifestyle entirely can be a tricky endeavor, but one well worth considering. Keep scrolling to find out why.
Food52 Vegan by Gena Hamshaw ($13)
In August, my father had to go on a vegan diet—doctor’s orders. Since then, I’ve been trying to cook more vegan food but often lack inspiration. Enter Food52’s new cookbook. From New Veganism column creator Gena Hamshaw, the book is full of beautiful photos and accompanying recipes that run the gamut from breakfast to dessert.
Power Foods by the editors of Whole Living magazine ($19)