Pregnant Women Should Maybe Eat More Tuna, Says FDA

"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? » 3/04/15 7:50pm 3/04/15 7:50pm

What Happens in Your Body During a "Cleanse" or "Detox"

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. » 12/11/14 2:09pm 12/11/14 2:09pm

Reasons to Hate Alternative Milks and the Smug Jerks Who Love Them

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. » 7/17/14 11:00am 7/17/14 11:00am

Why There's So Much Confusion Over Health and Nutrition

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. » 5/07/14 2:59pm 5/07/14 2:59pm

FDA Gives Nutrition Labels a Major Makeover

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. » 2/27/14 11:00am 2/27/14 11:00am

Neurotics, Rejoice: FDA to Make Nutrition Labels Bigger and Better

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. » 1/24/14 10:25am 1/24/14 10:25am

Olive Garden Is Probably Worse For You Than McDonalds

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. » 1/08/14 6:15pm 1/08/14 6:15pm

10 Health Myths That Just Won't Die, Debunked by Science

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. » 10/14/13 1:06pm 10/14/13 1:06pm

How to Lose All The Weight You Want in Just 89 Simple Steps

Summer's here and the time is right for getting super duper skinny! Where to begin? Since there are always approximately one point seven two zillion stories about how to lose weight, you might be confuzzled. Don't be! We collected the most important weight loss stories we've seen over the last couple of months and… » 7/29/13 12:53pm 7/29/13 12:53pm

You Eat Bugs Every Single Day So Quit Freaking Out About It

If you truly are what you eat, congratulations because you're now a bug! Even with pesticides and other poisons engineered for food, large traces of bug parts — like wings, thoraxes and heads — are getting into your food. In fact, it's likely that you eat up 1 and 2 pounds of bugs each year. At least that's the… » 6/06/13 11:10am 6/06/13 11:10am

Fun's Over, Fatty: Alcohol Could Get Nutritional Labels Soon

Yeah, laugh it up now, assholes — because you're gonna be crying as soon as you find out exactly how many calories are in that 78-ounce mango tangotini. » 6/05/13 11:30pm 6/05/13 11:30pm

Could Soylent really replace all of the food in your diet?

The Internet is currently abuzz about Soylent, Rob Rhinehart's nutritional concoction that he claims could mean that you'll never have to eat food again. It's a repulsive notion to some, but the extraordinarily successful Soylent crowdfunding campaign points to thousands of people who are fascinated by Rhinehart's… » 6/02/13 9:36pm 6/02/13 9:36pm

Google Unveils Nutritional Info In Searches

Somewhere beyond the half-way point in a pint of ice cream, I often ponder, "How much protein is in this thing?" Okay, it's more like, "Should I just literally take a ladle this ice cream and dump it on my FUPA? Because that's basically what the effect will be at this point." But I'm sure the protein thought is… » 5/31/13 6:30pm 5/31/13 6:30pm

Study Suggests That Indian Matriarchs Are Making Their Kids Obese

Walking dangerously parallel to a path first trod by Michael Pollan when he complained that feminism is one of the unwitting culprits of obesity in American children, researchers in India are starting to blame Indian mothers for spreading childhood obesity. Mothers are overfeeding their kids, suggests a new study… » 5/27/13 5:30pm 5/27/13 5:30pm

Breakfast Is a Liar, Might Not Even Be the Most Important Meal of the…

Well, well, well. How the mighty have fallen. Tell me, breakfast, after so many years of being on top, of being shoved down our throats as the most important meal of the day, of feeding us lies, what does it feel like to suddenly be at the bottom? Not that good, I'll bet. Maybe you should try commiserating with your… » 2/07/13 11:45am 2/07/13 11:45am

Fuck This Fucking Lawn Water: Five Days on a Juice Cleanse

Before anyone says anything about how a few days of drinking grass in a bottle is not a healthy or effective way to lose weight, I just want to lose 3 poundsssszzzss! Just kidding. No, my five days of mainlining liquid vegetables is actually a serious effort to unhitch my apple wagon from the (death) star that is… » 1/15/13 1:30pm 1/15/13 1:30pm

Explosive Diarrhea and Extreme Deprivation: All the Best Diets of 2013,…

Somewhat akin to their annual analysis of the nation's best institutes of higher learning, the venerable (magazine? Newspaper? Trade publication for professional rankers? What ARE you, strange traveler!?) U.S. News and World Report has released a list ranking this year's best ways to deprive yourself of stuff you like… » 1/09/13 11:30am 1/09/13 11:30am

Groundbreaking New Research Proves that Most Children Are in a Secret…

A new study cooked up by researchers from Cornell University has discovered that children can be induced to choose a healthy snack over an unhealthy snack if the healthy snack is endorsed by one of their icons, in this particular case, Elmo. The same marketing technique used to hawk incredibly unhealthy foods, i.e.… » 8/23/12 9:30am 8/23/12 9:30am

Parents Eat More Saturated Fat Than People With No Kids, Says Study

A study from the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, one of the first to examine the eating habits of adults at different stages of parenthood, has found that the first seven years are the most difficult for parents to remain conscious of establishing nutritional boundaries and staples for themselves… » 8/11/12 1:15pm 8/11/12 1:15pm