Chef Alice Waters Shares Her Secrets to Cooking Fresh Food

Alice Waters, chef, author, and proprietor of the pioneering restaurant Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, is a leader of the movement that believes that cooking fresh food hinges on the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients that are produced sustainably and locally.

Cooking fresh food is one way you can eat healthy if you are on a gluten free diet – or even if you aren’t.

Waters spoke to Nutrition Action’s David Schardt from Berkeley.

Gluten Free: Fruits With Added Benefits

You can’t go wrong with fruit. In good news for anyone who has to eat gluten free, fruits (and vegetables) lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. This news if from studies that look at the eating habits of large groups of people and the diseases they get.

It’s a little trickier when you try to match individual fruits to specific diseases. But researchers are trying..with mixed success. Here’s some of what they’ve learned.

“Twenty or thirty years ago, people evaluated a fruit or vegetable by how much vitamin C it contained,” says Rui Hai Liu, a fruit researcher at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

A List of Gluten-Free Foods for New Celiacs

Think of all the ways that celiac disease can make itself known—chronic fatigue, infertility, a skin rash called dermatitis herpetiformis, or nervous system problems like nerve damage or a loss of muscle coordination called ataxia.

It can also show up as bone problems like premature osteoporosis or osteomalacia, which is a softening of the bones due to lack of vitamin D, or as severe joint problems called arthralgias.

And studies suggest that some people who don’t have the disease still can’t tolerate gluten. So we’ve put together a list of gluten-free foods for anyone on a gluten-free diet.

How To Make Zoodles: The Ultimate Gluten Free Noodle

It doesn’t matter if it’s spaghetti with marinara, meatballs, puttanesca, pesto, clam, or another sauce. No matter how you serve it, people love their pasta. But what about pasta alternatives? Do you know how to make zoodles (zucchini noodles) or another vegetable based pasta?

The problem is, spaghetti and its relatives have around 200 calories per cup. And if you eat as much at home as you’re served at a typical restaurant, you can multiply those 200 calories by 3. That’s almost twice as much grain as most people should eat in a day. (So no cereal or bread or rice for you tomorrow.)

But that was the pasta of the past. Now you can make your own pasta…out of vegetables.

Healthy Foods to Eat on a Gluten-Free Diet

Stomach pain, diarrhea, weight loss. Those are some of the symptoms of celiac disease, which is an autoimmune reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye.

At least one out of 100 Americans have celiac. Most of them don’t know it. And studies suggest that some people who don’t have the disease still can’t tolerate gluten. So what are some healthy foods to eat on a gluten-free diet?

First, let’s answer a few questions with Dr. Joseph Murray, a gastroenterologist and professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Celiac Disease Symptoms: Sorting Out Gluten-Free Confusion

Stomach pain, diarrhea, weight loss. Those are some celiac disease symptoms, which is an autoimmune reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye.

At least one out of 100 Americans have celiac. Most of them don’t know it. And studies suggest that some people who don’t have the disease still can’t tolerate gluten and will experience celiac disease symptoms. Here’s the latest on a problem that is causing much confusion.