Healthy Flour Alternatives + How to Use Them

Healthy Flour Alternatives + How to Use Them Did you know eating processed foods can cause more premature deaths than tobacco smoke?  One of the “star” ingredients of processed foods is refined white flour. According to clinical nutritionist John Gitalis, “… refined white flour is completely stripped of its nutrient value, with virtually no vitamins, […]

The Vegan Diet: Basics and Benefits

The Vegan Diet: Basics and Benefits What is veganism, and why do people support it? According to a 2018 Gallup Survey, 3% of the U.S. population identified as vegan. However, roughly 40% of the U.S. population prefers eating and shopping plant-based foods over conventional meat and dairy products whenever they have the option (Nielson 2018). […]

How Carbohydrates Fit Into Your Health

How Carbohydrates Fit Into Your Health Ever since the 1980s, carbohydrates have been labeled as “unhealthy” and the “main source of weight gain.” The Atkins diet catalyzed a media frenzy that instilled the mentality that carbohydrate intake should be kept at a minimum. While there is merit and scientific evidence supporting these claims, it is […]

The Gluten-Free Diet Explained

The Gluten-Free Diet Explained What’s the deal with gluten? Gluten encompasses a group of proteins that are found in wheat, rye, barley, and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye). It helps maintain the structural integrity of these plants and becomes the glue that holds bread together. The next time you see someone tossing pizza […]

A Beginner’s Guide to a Low FODMAP Diet

 A Beginner’s Guide to a Low FODMAP Diet  Last week, Tastermonial launched its lineup of June Tasterboxes! Tasterboxes are grocery packages full of premium products produced by small food brands. Each Tasterbox is categorized based on dietary preference and aims to introduce you to new foods that fit your dietary preferences while elevating the platform […]

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