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Food & Nutrition Facts

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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Do certain foods help seasonal affective disorder?

The wintertime blues are normal, but for some, seasonal affective disorder can be a serious problem. Could the secret to quashing seasonal depression be as simple as a trip to the grocery store?


Whole-Wheat Bread May Only Be Better Than White for Some People

Researcher says the finding points to a new paradigm: "Different people react differently, even to the same foods." See more »

Another Strike Against the Black Jelly Bean

It turns out that eat 50 black jelly beans a day may not be what the doctor ordered. See more »

Far More Plants Get Consumed Thanks to Meat Eaters, Not Vegetarians

Your burger used to be a cow. When you factor in the plants that cow ate along the way to becoming a burger, meat eaters are vegetable-consuming machines. See more »

FDA Will Soon Help You Calculate How Much Added Sugar You're Eating

Ever wonder how much added sugar is in that snack you're eating? By 2018, it'll be much easier to track added sugars, thanks to some mandatory FDA labeling requirements. See more »

FDA Redefining 'Healthy' for First Time in Decades, Wants Your Input

The FDA hopes to take a more nuanced, modern approach with guidelines for the term "healthy" — and it's asking for public input. It's not just about low fat anymore. See more »

And Now Some Sobering Thoughts About Fish Sticks

A small, new study examined the brains of "drop-out" farm-raised fish and wondered if the fish could be depressed. See more »

Calling All U.S. Presidential Candidates: Fix the Food System

Aside from a quip about french fries, U.S. presidential candidates haven't said much about an issue that affects everyone. See more »

New Chocolate Breakfast Cereals Claim to Be Healthy. But What Sounds Too Good …

"Healthy" chocolate cereals aren't being marketed to the kids you might expect. Why are grown-ups the big new target market for desperate cereal companies? See more »

Yes, You Can Pickle That. And If You Have Social Anxiety, Maybe You Should

The health benefits of fermented foods have been apparent for ages. Spoon up that sauerkraut, because a new study suggests they may help reduce social anxiety, too. See more »

Can I get cancer from eating tofu?

There is growing concern over a possible link between soy and certain types of cancer. Could these potential risks outweigh the benefits of eating tofu? See more »