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Wellness Lies

There’s No Such Thing as a Superfood

Experts are increasingly calling out “superfoods” like kale, almonds, and blueberries for what they really are—something between wishful thinking and really effective marketing.
K. Aleisha Fetters
4 days ago
Wellness Lies

The Most Overhyped Wellness Promises, Debunked

Here's some healthy skepticism about Keto, colonics, charcoal, and more.
Tonic Editors
5 days ago
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Celery Juice Is a Waste of Perfectly Good Produce

You could pulverize some celery because people on Instagram are doing it to "detox," or you could just eat the real stuff.
Kasandra Brabaw
2.12.19
Wellness Lies

Healthy People Don't Need to Avoid Nightshade Vegetables

Tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers do not cause inflammation.
Kasandra Brabaw
2.12.19
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The Stinky Side Effect of Your High Protein Diet

Why your quest for gains yields gag-inducing flatulence and how, for the love god, to make it stop.
Grant Stoddard
2.7.19
Wellness Lies

'Natural' Sugars Are Not Better for You Than Regular Sugar

Experts tell us why using agave, coconut sugar, raw honey, maple syrup, or any other sweetener with a health halo is not going to make you any healthier.
Emily Cassel
1.31.19
Wellness Lies

Lemon Water Will Not Boost Your Metabolism

We set out to debunk and/or extol the virtues of drinking lemon water. The news is mostly sour.
Elizabeth Brown
1.28.19
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What Happens to Your Body if You Start Eating Bugs

They could up your gains, for one.
Grant Stoddard
1.28.19
Wellness Lies

The Effects of Collagen Supplements Are Way Overhyped

There's no good evidence that collagen pills and powders can improve your hair, skin, or nails.
Nicole Wetsman
1.23.19
Wellness Lies

No, Microwaves Are Not Bad For You

Microwaving doesn't destroy all the nutrients in your food or make it radioactive.
Jessica Migala
1.16.19
Wellness Lies

Gluten Is Perfectly Fine for the Vast Majority of People

There’s almost no proof that going gluten-free will do the average person any favors.
Markham Heid
1.10.19
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Slow Your Roll and Chew Your Food

Eating more slowly is an under-appreciated way to be a little healthier.
Grant Stoddard
12.17.18
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