The Supermarket Shuffle

January 22, 2010

The Supermarket Shuffle

Peter Bronski and family

Peter Bronski’s thoughts on navigating the aisles gluten-free!

Okay, here’s a pop quiz. Shopping in our local big-chain supermarket earlier this week, I picked up a copy of a brochure. Your mission (if you choose to accept it) is to figure out what the brochure is for, based on the following bullet point list contained on one of its pages:

  • Eat more non-processed foods.
  • Eat an abundance of fresh vegetables and fruit.
  • Eat a serving of beans or legumes and nuts daily.
  • Eat fish twice a week, especially wild salmon.
  • Pay attention to your calcium and vitamin D intake to maintain healthy bones.
  • Choose lean poultry and meats as well as low-fat dairy products.
  • Balance the food that you eat with daily physical activity.

Have any guesses? At first blush, it more or less looks like a general guide to living and eating healthfully, right? It’s all a lot of common sense “healthy diet” advice. Maybe the calcium and vitamin D line stands out…only a little. Maybe the brochure is for post-menopausal women battling osteoporosis?

How about if I reveal one bullet point that I omitted from the above list:

  • Consult with your doctor before starting a gluten-free diet if you have not received a diagnosis of celiac disease.

Okay, nowwhat do you think about the brochure? It’s title is “Living a Gluten-Free Life!”


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