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Food and nutrition facts help you decipher a plethora of diet advice. If you're considering a dietary change, these articles can help guide you to the right foods.

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Quiz: Artificial Sweetener or Fictional Element?

 Quiz: Artificial Sweetener or Fictional Element?

Can you tell the artificial sweetener from the fictional element? Find out by taking this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can I get cancer from eating tofu?

 Can I get cancer from eating tofu?

Soy has become popular over the last few years, but should we watch out? Learn if you can really get cancer from tofu at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Where did the 2,000-calorie diet come from?

 Where did the 2,000-calorie diet come from?

Nutrition labels list daily values based on a 2,000-calorie diet. But where did the 2,000-calorie diet come from? Find out. See more »

Do artificial sweeteners raise your blood sugar?

 Do artificial sweeteners raise your blood sugar?

Artificial sweeteners don't have the greatest reputation. Find out if artificial sweeteners raise blood sugar and learn about other side effects. See more »

Is there such a thing as negative-calorie food?

 Is there such a thing as negative-calorie food?

Does negative calorie foods exist? If so, what are they? Learn about negative calorie foods at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Weird-but-true Food Facts

 10 Weird-but-true Food Facts

Ready for some weird food facts? See 10 weird-but-true food facts to explore the amazing world of food. See more »

10 Myths About Sugar

 10 Myths About Sugar

Sugar is sweet, but does it really cause obesity, diabetes and tooth decay? Find out with these 10 myths about sugar. See more »

Are fats actually good for you?

 Are fats actually good for you?

After years of bad press, we're rethinking our position on fats. Are fats actually good for you? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Are humans built to drink milk as adults?

 Are humans built to drink milk as adults?

Are humans built to drink milk as adults? Find out why most adults around the world can't drink milk at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Do fat-free foods really make you fat?

 Do fat-free foods really make you fat?

Do fat-free foods really make you fat? Learn the dirty little secret of 'fat-free' at HowStuffWorks. See more »