Nutrition

Does "Organic" Mean Anything Anymore?

Walmart, already one of the country’s largest distributors of organic foods, will gobble up additional market share this summer, thanks to a deal it struck with Wild Oats to carry more than 100 of...

Your Favorite Stimulant Has a Dark Side

Caffeine powder is your favorite stimulant in its purest form. It’s easy to buy on the Internet; it’s completely legal; and there’s no age restriction. But the powder holds a hidden danger: its...

Pass the Breadbasket

We know— it’s hard to pass up the breadbasket, especially if you know you're going to burn off all those "empty calories" on your next run/hike/bike/swim/you get the idea. But it's smart not to make white bread a regular staple in your diet.

Everything You Know About Breakfast Is Wrong

Think breakfast helps kick-start metabolism and boosts weight loss? These are widely believed myths not supported by evidence, scientists say. But breakfast does deserve high marks for increasing...

The Weird Trend of Breast Milk as Energy Beverage

There are grown men who drink breast milk. For some, it’s undoubtedly a kink. But for others, it’s something else: a “God-given” performance-enhancing elixir—and believers are paying top dollar for...

Don't Freak Out About Salt

I work out—and sweat, a lot—almost every day. I know that plenty of Americans get more sodium than is healthy for them, but could I really be one of them?

The Sham that Works: Gluten-Free Diets

You’ve been told that gluten-free diets are a fraud. That the science is settled. That it’s just the placebo effect. If so, how can the miraculous recoveries be explained? Enter the FODMAP, a rarely...

Is Sugar Really the Enemy?

Fed Up is the latest portrayal of added sugars as dietary villain. But is sugar really the cause of obesity, or is it overall diet and lack of physical activity?

The New Rules of Protein

How much, what kind, and when? Time to question (only some of) what you know about fueling up.

The School Lunch Fiasco

Fighting childhood obesity is a popular and laudable platform that, one would assume, would go over well with constituents. In fact, childhood obesity ranked as the number-one health concern amongst...

Your Food Is Poisoning You

Despite being treated like Bigfoot believers by their opponents, pesticide ascetics are inching their way toward credibility. Introduced by Monsanto in the early 1970s under the trade name Roundup...

Nuun Takes an Energy Shot

New high-profile brand ambassador, new CEO, new product—now, Nuun has its sights set on hydrating society.