Food and Nutrition

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Is Hummus Really Healthy?

Hummus is a chickpea dip that has surged in popularity in the U.S. over the past decade. It sure seems healthy but is it really?

Got Milk? It Might Depend on Whether It Came From a Cow or a Plant

The FDA is considering whether to enforce a rule that restricts usage of the term 'milk' to dairy products. But makers of plant-based milks like soy milk and almond milk are fighting back.

Going Nuts for Nuts Could Improve Your Health

A slew of new research suggests eating more nuts is not just good for your heart, but it's also good for your waistline.

Do You Need Soap to Get Your Dishes Clean?

We spend millions on dishwashing detergents every year, but how necessary is soap to the cleanliness of our dishes?

Actually, We're Not Overdoing It on the Salt

A worldwide study found that although most people consumed more salt than was recommended, it wasn't enough to do damage to their heart health. And there wasn't much of a link between sodium consumption and heart attacks.

How Salmonella Can Wind Up in Your Breakfast Cereal

Sure you can get salmonella from eating contaminated produce or meat, but your beloved breakfast cereal? Really?

The FDA and America's Frightening Food System

The FDA is supposed to ensure the foods we eat are safe. But do you know what's in the foods you're eating?

Why Are People Eating Activated Charcoal?

Activated charcoal is making its way into smoothies, pills and food of all kinds these days. What's the truth behind the health claims?

The Case for and Against Taking Fish Oil Pills

Is something fishy with all those fish oil supplements?

Do Nutrition Labels on Restaurant Menus Trim Down Calorie Consumption?

Researchers looked at several studies before finding inconclusive results.

Salt: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

The sodium in salt causes most of the damage to our organs, so how much is necessary for survival?

​Room-temp Pizza: A Gamble or Good-to-go?

Leftover pizza is practically a staple in college dorms and bachelor pads, but is it safe to eat at room temperature?

'Raw Water' Is Having a Moment

Some alternative health practitioners advocate drinking untreated water because it's 'healthier' for you. But scientists do not agree.

Big Sugar and Its Not-so-sweet Cover-Up

The average American eats 66 pounds of sugar every year, but the sugar industry doesn't want us to how much damage its doing to our bodies.

More Reasons Not to Eat Raw Cookie Dough

Raw flour has been shown to harbour nasty bacteria, even E. coli.

Why a Second Breakfast Can Be Good for Us

A second breakfast can be just as beneficial as a first breakfast.

Fact or Fiction: Raw Oysters Are Safe to Eat Every Month of the Year

Despite what you've probably heard, oysters are safe to eat in months with the letter "r".

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."

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.

You Might Need Half as Much Vitamin D as Previously Thought

When scientists used a new measurement technique on an earlier clinical trial, they got some very different results.

How Dietary Supplements Work

There's so much information (and misinformation) out there about dietary supplements, it can be hard to know what to believe. Here are some general guidelines.

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.

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.

Celebrity TV Chefs Fail at Food Safety, New Study Finds

A new analysis of the actions portrayed on TV cooking shows finds that food personalities need to up their safety game.


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