Nutrition is a battlefield where everyone seems to have an opinion. Some of those opinions are science-based, and others are veiled quackery with little evidence to back them up. It can be frustrating if you’re simply trying to stay healthy. Do you spend three dollars on the expensive water bottle or just drink it…
The United States Department of Agriculture’s research division studies matters such as nutrition, food distribution, and climate change, and, according to the 2008 Farm Bill, is meant to be helmed by a “chief scientist” chosen “from among distinguished scientists.”
I’m very sorry to report that, no matter how many times you ask, or how many times Silicon Valley/wealthy pseudoscience-loving health enthusiasts insist otherwise, juice is not a health food. It is sugar water.
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Pennsylvania mom Elizabeth Scarlett Hawk was charged on Tuesday with child endangerment, after the father of her infant son, Jerry Hawk, brought him to a Fayette County Children & Youth Services location, from which he was rushed to the hospital. He claimed his estranged wife was “obsessed” with following a…
The Hill’s annual ‘50 Most Beautiful’ list is up—an important reminder to us all that even in D.C., people are attractive.
Let’s just skip to the important takeaway, here: Despite a widespread public assumption to the contrary, granola bars are probably not “healthy.” Tasty? Well, I can’t tell you how to live your life. But not quite nutritionist-approved.
Using house-milled wheat flour that costs $1.40 per pound (as opposed to the 20 cents/lb for normal “white” flour), and has shelf life of just about a week, may seem like an unnecessary complication for something as basic and beloved as bread. But several bakeries and restaurants around the country are making the…
Great news for those who love to eat but refuse to pay for Whole Foods’ offerings: the company is preparing to launch a line of non-Whole-Foods-branded markets for poor people.
If you’re a renegade and still consuming great handfuls of almonds despite the fact that you are personally murdering California, you might want to know that the calorie counts could be off, and in fact you’re consuming fewer calories than you thought. (Almond milk is still gross, though.)
"Should pregnant women eat more tuna?" asks the New York Times. I mean, it's something I think everyone has asked themselves from time to time, no?
Juice cleanses, colon cleanses, fruit detoxes, sugar detoxes—we've all seen these things, but do they actually work? What are they supposed to do? Let's take a look at the science behind the fad.
It's a great time to be an almond farmer.
I am an asshole. I liked the band Arcade Fire immediately, I only drink pour-over coffee, and once I said that small plates totes counts as dinner. But you know what doesn't make me an asshole? Drinking various non-dairy milks.
Polk salad (or poke sillet): Common dish in some US areas. The dish is prepared from a plant called Phytolacca Americana, or American pokeweed.
If you believed the internet, you'd think there's huge debate over whether eggs, coffee, or salt are good or bad for you. In reality, there's significant agreement on diet and health issues among experts, but the general public is conflicted. So why are we so confused when experts agree? Let's clear the air.
The Food and Drug Administration has proposed big-time changes to nutrition labels. Most notably, the new labels will enlarge the font size of calorie counts and also change portion sizes to reflect the modern American diet.
Ever spent time looking for the calories listed on your food at the grocery store? I have and it's not fun, but someone told the Food and Drug Administration about my struggle and they're considering some "revisions." Yay.
New research suggests that food at so-called "sit down" restaurant chains are actually less healthy than food at their "eat out of lap in car" fast food counterparts, thanks to ungodly portions and rosters of fatty, salty ingredients that could choke a Paula Deen cookbook.
Everything makes you fat! Gluten-free food is the key to eternal youth! You need to poop ten times a day or you’ll die! You’ll find tons of equally ridiculous health claims around the internet, and you’ll actually believe some of them. Today we’re taking a look at 10 common myths and uncovering the truth.