nutrition

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
2.14.19
Wellness Lies

The Most Overhyped Wellness Promises, Debunked

Here's some healthy skepticism about Keto, colonics, charcoal, and more.
Tonic Editors
2.13.19
Wellness Lies

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
Eat This

What Happens to Your Body if You Start Eating Bugs

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

Pink Himalayan Salt Is a Waste of Money

Sure it looks nice, but claims that it’s cleaner and more nutritious than regular salt are dubious at best.
AC Shilton
1.17.19
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
Phys Ed

The Fat-Burning Effects of HIIT Workouts Are Exaggerated

Here’s a closer look at the science on cardio and weight loss and what it all means for you.
Christian Finn
1.9.19
Phys Ed

This Is What Happens to the Fat You Burn During Your Workout

Your body does two things to help you lose weight when dieting and exercising.
David Prologo
12.19.18
Eat This

How to Get Some of the Benefits of a Vegan Diet Without Actually Going Vegan

Eating kind of like a vegan can give you a healthier heart, lower cholesterol, awesome poops—and you don't have to part with your bacon.
Grant Stoddard
12.13.18
This Week in Science

Tortoise DNA Might Hold the Answers to Living Longer

The scientists used the DNA of Lonesome George, the last known Pinta Island tortoise.
Shayla Love
12.7.18
Asking for a friend

This Is What Would Happen to Your Body if You Ate Instant Ramen All the Time

Depending on the product you buy, each one may contain 1000 mg (or more) of sodium.
Markham Heid
12.3.18
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