Popular Health Foods: Buy or Skip?

It feels like there’s a new diet fad to try out or a new health food to taste test every week. Here’s a breakdown of the most recent crazes and whether or not they’re worth your time and money.

1. Kale
Kale has exploded on the health food market in recent months with endless recipes and possibilities from kale chips to juice and everything in between. Touted as a “super food,” kale purportedly has high calcium, Vitamin K, Vitamin C and beta carotene content.

Verdict: Buy. Kale, as a leafy green veggie, definitely has tons of nutritional benefits and is easily incorporated into your diet in smoothies, salads and snacks. That being said, don’t go overboard with it like Jake Gyllenhaal. An all-kale diet sounds both unhealthy and miserable.

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Why You Don’t Need to be on a Gluten-free Diet

It seems like almost overnight, gluten-free products have flooded our grocery store shelves. From beer to makeup, chances are you can find a gluten-free substitute if you’re looking for one. But what is gluten, and is it really as harmful as so many people and food companies claim? Before you shell out the cash for the often over-priced gluten-free products on the market, here are the facts:

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