Teri Gruss, MS

Arsenic in Rice and Gluten Free Diets

December 10th, 2012 by Teri Gruss, MS


Rice, arsenic and gluten free diets

Arsenic in Rice and Gluten Free Diets Copyright (c) 2012 Teri Gruss

Do gluten-free diets put people at a higher risk for excessive and dangerous exposure to inorganic arsenic, a known carcinogen? It depends on the food choices you make and how much, and what variety of rice you eat.

In their ongoing analysis of arsenic in our food supply, Consumer Reports researchers analyzed 223 samples of rice and rice based products typically found at grocery stores in the U.S. Consumer Reports is a non-profit, independent consumer safety organization founded in 1936.

The results of Consumer Reports magazine analysis were recently published in the November 2012 issue, Arsenic in Your Food. Virtually all rice products tested contained arsenic, from low levels to potentially toxic levels.

What is arsenic and how can eating it hurt us?


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You are invited! The Greater Cleveland Celiac Association Annual Cookie Exchange

Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:30 PM

Solon Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library

34125 Portz Parkway Solon, 44139 (off Rt 91 - SOM Center Rd )

Visit www.clevelandceliac.webs.com for details.

Bring the kids! We will have kid's activities at this meeting.

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If you are looking for something simple yet tasty to whip up for the Holidays - try out this "Forgotten" chocolate chip cookie recipe!

Don't be turned off by their appearance, trust me they are SUPER tasty!

Don't be turned off by their appearance, trust me they are SUPER tasty!

Prep Time: 20 minutes Ingredients:

2 egg whites ¼ teaspoon salt 2/3 cup sugar 1 teas. Vanilla small 6 oz. mini chips 2 drops of food color (any color – green is festive!)

Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375° 2. Add two egg whites into average size mixing bowl and