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  1. science of us
    Is Stevia Better for You Than Sugar?All about the alternative sweetener.
  2. science of us
    The Science of How Your Diet Affects Your Mental HealthThe emerging field of “nutritional psychiatry” is exploring how the food you eat can affect your risk of depression.
  3. science of us
    What Exactly Is the Keto Diet, and Is It Safe?All about the trendy high-fat, low-carb eating plan.
  4. science of us
    10 Days of Eating Fat, for My Mental HealthThe ketogenic diet is showing scientific promise as a treatment for some psychiatric disorders.
  5. wellness theories
    A Vegan Food Blogger on the Realities of Instagram“People probably think I’m super confident because I have a million followers. I’m not.”
  6. science of us
    ‘Processed Food’ Gets an Unfair Bad RapBaby carrots are processed. So is bagged lettuce.
  7. good fat
    You Might Want to Start Eating More Fat and Fewer Carbs, According to a StudyThe study linked high fat intake to a lower risk of premature death.
  8. wellness theories
    Taraji P. Henson on Meditation, Exercise, and Why She Started Eating Better“I find myself being in a meditative state all the time.”
  9. How to Make Diet Ice Cream That Actually Tastes GoodThe flavor science of Halo Top.
  10. Cheesecake Factory Leads the ‘Oscars of Unhealthy Food’Like Moonlight, but for heart attacks.
  11. Eating Too Much Sugar Is Linked to Depression in Men, Poor ThingsThe study found no association between sugar intake and mood disorders in women.
  12. Scientists Have Created a Food They Believe Can Alleviate World HungerIt’s made with just four ingredients: water, carbon dioxide, microbes, and electricity.
  13. bad science
    You (Probably) Shouldn’t Worry About the Chemicals in Your Macaroni and CheeseThe fact that some mac ‘n’ cheese products have trace amounts of certain chemicals isn’t necessarily cause for alarm.
  14. coconutgate
    Coconut Oil Is Still Fine — Not Great, But FineIt was never a magic potion to begin with.
  15. Highlighting When Menu Items Are Healthy Can BackfireVeggies are more appealing when they’re framed as a decadent dish.
  16. Vegetarian Diets May Be More Effective for Weight Loss Than Restricting CaloriesAccording to a new study.
  17. Whole Foods Would Look a Lot Different If It Were Science-BasedLabels like “organic” and “natural” are impossibly vague and often misleading.
  18. Don’t Go Gluten-Free Unless You Have Celiac Disease, According to a StudyA new study cautions that going gluten-free is a bad idea.
  19. Here’s Why Alternate-Day-Fasting Diets Aren’t Much Better Than Counting CaloriesA study found calorie restriction is basically as effective.
  20. tastemakers
    The Former Lingerie Designer Who’s Making Holistic Nutrition ChicDaphne Javitch on geriatric fashion, her favorite vintage shops, and staying hydrated.
  21. A New Study Says the Trans-Fat Ban Is Working to Reduce Heart AttacksAnother nail in the coffin for hydrogenated oils.
  22. Here’s a Weird Explanation for Why You Eat More When You’re Sleep-DeprivedYet another reason to aim for a good night’s rest.
  23. A Tweak to the Design of Vending Machines Could Help You Choose Healthier SnacksA “time tax” on junk food is designed to push people toward more nutritious options.
  24. Women in the U.S. Lack Proper Nutrition Before PregnancyA new study found many women in the U.S. fall behind on dietary guidelines pre-pregnancy.
  25. If You’re a Morning Person, You’re Probably a Healthier Eater, TooEarly risers have a leg up on night owls.
  26. Between Gummy Vitamins and Candy, It Might Be Better to Choose CandyThe health halo strikes again.
  27. An Easy Way to Trick Kids Into Eating More VegetablesThe key isn’t changing their minds — it’s playing to their appetites.
  28. Being a Vegetarian Isn’t Just About What You EatMore than a diet, it’s an identity.
  29. Scientists Can Tell If You’re Eating Healthy by Studying Your PeeMost nutrition research relies on people’s self-reports and faulty memories of their diets. A new test aims to change that.
  30. wrinkles in time
    Why Do We Age Differently?A few reasons why you can’t tell which Pharrell is older.
  31. Turmeric Might Not Have Magical Therapeutic Powers After AllA new study shines a skeptical light on turmeric.
  32. am i dying
    Can You Overdose on Gummy Vitamins?Sometimes I eat gummy vitamins by the handful. Is this bad for me?
  33. To Tame Your Junk-Food Habit, Always Serve Yourself DessertPeople eat more unhealthy food when other people serve it to them.
  34. The Vegetarian and the Puzzling Link Between Diet and Mood“If you’re going to be a vegetarian, you have to be more thoughtful about what you eat.”
  35. When Food Is Expensive, We Assume It’s Healthier, TooA misconception that’s bad for both your body and your bank account.
  36. How a Vegan Diet Affects Your Body’s Ability to Heal ItselfThe science on diet and injury recovery is still pretty murky.
  37. Why Nutrition News Contradicts Itself All the TimeHoney is good for you! (Or it’s not.)
  38. Are Vegan Diets Healthy for Babies and Pregnant Women?A leading nutritionist group says vegan diets are healthy for everyone.
  39. Nestlé Found a Way to Cut the Sugar in Chocolate by 40 PercentFood science at work.
  40. An Overlooked Weapon Against the Flu Is Also the Most Effective OneBlasting your body with vitamin C won’t prevent it. But veggies might.
  41. Here’s Why the Time You Eat Dinner Actually MattersA study found eating early can help you burn fat.
  42. Being Tired Could Be Making You Eat MorePeople who got about four hours of sleep ate a lot more the next day.
  43. Finally, a Way to Feel Just As Smug When You Eat Milk ChocolateThanks, science.
  44. Depressing Study Says You’ll Be Hungry No Matter How Much You EatHunger doesn’t care that you had a bar full of protein, fiber, and unicorn dust.
  45. Your Grocery-Store Green Juice Is More Like Veggie-Flavored Apple JuiceYou’re paying for mostly apple juice. 
  46. The FDA Is Finally Going to Update the Term ‘Healthy’Currently, foods that are low in fat but high in sugar can use it, which, no.
  47. Modern Teens Willing to Eat Healthy If It Will Piss Their Parents OffRebels with a cause.
  48. In the 1960s, the Sugar Industry Bribed Scientists to Make Sugar Seem HealthierAnd we’re still following nutrition guidelines based on their research.
  49. Women Who Eat Full-Fat Yogurt Less Likely to Be DepressedAnother strike against the low-fat stuff. 
  50. yolo meats
    Exactly How Much Bacon Is Too Much Bacon?An important investigation.
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