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In the spirit of 2012, ten of the best gluten-free blog articles didn’t seem like enough, so we had to go with a full-fledged twelve!

This year was a huge year for improvements in celiac disease diagnoses, celiac awareness, and the gluten-free industry as a whole. New brands emerged, new research came to the forefront, and gluten-free food and options became a whole lot better!

The good news is you can only expect that to continue, so we foresee even more progress in all of these areas in 2013.

So, to celebrate the year, here’s a list of our twelve most popular blog articles (decided by you, our readers)…

  • Going Gluten-Free at the Drive-Through – While no one’s claiming fast food is ideal, sometimes you need to eat on the run, whether you’re traveling, out with a crowd or just short on time. Check out some of the best gluten-free fast food options, and some other safe alternatives in this article.
  • Is Modified Food Starch Safe for Celiacs? – Although starch-heavy flours are the least nutritious of the gluten-free flours on the market, starch is critical to providing the texture necessary for many gluten-free foods. Check out our take on the safeness of modified food starch.
  • 5 Things You Can Do to Reduce Gluten Side Effects – It happens to everyone, even the most vigilant celiac. You read your food labels and ingredient lists diligently, avoid cooking with gluten-contaminated utensils, ask lots of questions at restaurants, discuss your gluten sensitivity with your server… you get the point. Check out this post on how to reduce the side effects when you’ve been “glutened”.
  • Taking Domino’s Gluten-Free Pizza to the Lab – In Late May, the Domino’s gluten-free pizza launch created controversy like the gluten-free market had never seen before. They launched gluten-free pizza crust but without a guarantee that they would not be cross-contaminated. So, we sent pizzas from three different regions of the U.S. to our state-of-the-art lab to test them for gluten…
  • How to Eat a Low-Glycemic Gluten-Free Diet – Here at CeliAct, we’re all about “beyond gluten-free”. While you need to follow a gluten-free diet, you need to go beyond the gluten-free diet and do more for your health. Here, we discuss why “low-glycemic” is one term you need to know.
  • Alcohol for Celiacs: Getting the Facts Straight – For the celiac who wants to enjoy a beer or a mixed drink at a dinner party or at the bar, the many myths and misunderstandings about the presence of gluten in alcohol can be discouraging. In this blog post, we set things straight by clearing up 3 basic myths…
  • Why Are Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity Diagnoses Becoming More Common? – There’s much ongoing debate about why celiac and gluten sensitivity diagnoses are increasing, which includes both research and conjecture. Here are a few controversial theories we’ve heard on why celiac disease and gluten intolerance are being diagnosed more frequently than before.
  • The Best New Gluten-Free Beers – Traditional beers aren’t an option when you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance, so what’s the status of the booming gluten-free beer market? We’ve gone ahead and “researched” the various offerings (and had plenty of fun while doing it!).
  • The Gluten in Your Spice Rack: 3 Surprising Facts – Herbs and spices are simple. They are usually ground, shredded or whole seeds or leaves. No gluten there, right? Well, not so fast. In this blog article, we dig into three surprising facts about gluten in spices.
  • Gluten-Free Barbecue: A Celiac Barbecue Field Guide – This was a really popular blog post from last summer that covered four keys to having a great time at a barbecue if you’re gluten-free. Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time! Keep these four things in mind when you (hopefully) fire up the barbecue in 2013…
  • How to Save Money on a Gluten-Free Diet: 6 Money-Saving Tips – Gluten-free groceries are notoriously expensive. In fact, a study showed that gluten-free specialty foods are 2.5 times more expensive than their “regular” counterparts! This article covers six ways to save money on a gluten-free diet.
  • Is Coffee Really Safe for Celiacs? – Just a couple months ago, chiropractor David Clark got attention for a controversial YouTube video that said gluten and coffee are cross-reactive. This scared a lot of people, but we said not so fast…

We hope you continue to enjoy CeliAct Blog articles, and that you had a happy and healthy 2012. We’re always looking for new topics and are interested in knowing what you want to learn in 2013, so feel free to let us know in the comments!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!


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