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.
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?
Are you really sure you want to know?
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.
A slew of new research suggests eating more nuts is not just good for your heart, but it's also good for your waistline.
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.
Activated charcoal is making its way into smoothies, pills and food of all kinds these days. What's the truth behind the health claims?
Some alternative health practitioners advocate drinking untreated water because it's 'healthier' for you. But scientists do not agree.
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.
Researcher says the finding points to a new paradigm: "Different people react differently, even to the same foods."
It turns out that eat 50 black jelly beans a day may not be what the doctor ordered.
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.
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.
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.
A small, new study examined the brains of "drop-out" farm-raised fish and wondered if the fish could be depressed.
Aside from a quip about french fries, U.S. presidential candidates haven't said much about an issue that affects everyone.
"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?
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.
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?
Nutrition labels list daily values based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Why did this become the standard?
We know sugar-free doesn't always mean healthy. But why would sugar substitutes raise blood-sugar levels in one study to near-diabetic levels?
Celery munchers, this one's for you: Some foods are so low in calories that people say you can burn them off just by eating them. Is the "negative calorie" phenomenon a real thing?
Cheese never ceases to be amazing: You can set it on fire, store it in a bank or consume it with some complementary maggots. And that's just one of the foods on our list.
We love it, but is sugar a sweet thing or the devil in disguise? Does it really cause obesity, tooth decay and diabetes? Get the facts on the world's favorite carbohydrate.
After years of bad press, attitudes are changing toward fats. You don't have to stay away from all of them if you're trying to stay healthy. But which fats should you try, and which should you avoid?
Surprisingly, most people in the world can digest milk fine as babies and lose this ability as they grow up. Why does this happen? And why isn't it true for every culture?