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Gluten-Free Food Fair May 18, 2013 in Portland

Friday, March 15th, 2013
Gluten Intolerance Group of Portland

Gluten Intolerance Group of Portland


9th Annual

May 18th

Mittleman Jewish Community Center

6651 SW Capitol Hwy

Portland OR

(ID required for entry to the venue)


Gluten-Free Food Fair May 2012

Gluten-Free Food Fair May 2012

Enjoy samples of gluten-free foods and products from over 60 companies, all in one place!

Speakers on issues related to the gluten-free lifestyle.

This event is a fundraiser for the Gluten Intolerance Group of Portland, a 502c3 non-profit gluten-free support community. GIG of Portland helps those who live the gluten-free lifestyle – people with celiac disease, non-celiac gluten-sensitivity, dermititis herpetiformis, auto-immune disease, wheat allergy, malt allergy, and all others interested in being gluten-free.

For more info:


Questions: contact Lisa Shaver, branch manager of GIG of Portland 503-577-9339



Nutrition in canned beans?

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Kidney Beans canned

Q: Sometimes I used canned beans, since I can’t always cook dried ones. I always drain the liquid from canned beans and rinse them under cold water in the hopes that I am lowering the sodium content. Am I also rinsing away some other nutrients?

A: Packed with protein, fiber, iron, potassium, and many other nutrients, beans are an essential ingredient in a plant-based diet. Studies have shown that people who eat beans four or more times per week have a 22% lower risk of coronary heart disease. Nearly half of all beans consumed in the Unites States are pinto beans.

Canned beans can be a great time saver. When you drain and rinse canned beans, you reduce the sodium content by about 40%. All of the other beneficial nutrients remain within the bean. Beans are relatively inexpensive and come in many different colors and sizes, so be sure to include all varieties in your diet.

by Alison Ozgur, Registered Dietitian specializing in health and fitness nutrition. – from NW Veg e-Thymes April 2012 vol 68

The doctors who tell you what's up.