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What Are Sugar Alcohols and Are They Healthy?

Is this sugar alternative too good to be true?

Your Protein Powder Might Be Contaminated with Toxins

The Clean Label Project tested 134 of the top protein powders for toxins—and the results aren't good

What's Certified C.L.E.A.N. and Certified R.A.W. and Should You Care If It's On Your Food?

Cut through the BS and pay attention to the certs that actually matter.

What's the Difference Between Whole Wheat and Whole Grain?

Sorry, but that multigrain bread you keep buying isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Nestlé Is Cutting Sugar In Its Products By 40 Percent, Thanks to a Scientific Breakthrough

Thanks to a new scientific breakthrough, the war on sugar continues.

Mars Inc. In Talks to Pull M&Ms from McFlurries and Other Treats

You know it's serious when even the candy companies join the war on sugar.

Why You Might Want to Skip the "No-Label Diet" Trend

Food labels aren't evil; you just have to know how to read them correctly.

5 Things You Need to Know About the New Nutrition Facts Label

A nutritionist weighs in on the new and improved design.

The Least Helpful Thing You Can Add to Food Labels

One British organization suggests that "activity equivalents" be added to already confusing food labels

Your Vegetarian Meat Substitutes May Be Full of Lies

Apparently, opting for vegetarian doesn't actually guarantee you're meat-free.

How Canned Food Labels Lie (Hint: You're Being Cheated of Tuna)

According to industry experts, the amount listed on food labels is way off.

Should Added Sugar Appear On Food Labels?

The Food and Drug Administration is considering changing food labels to break down sugar counts, but spotting the sweet stuff isn't always so easy.

Congress Wants to Delay the FDA's Nutrition Label Rule

If lawmakers get their way, you won't be seeing calorie counts and nutritional info on restaurant menus any time soon.

Calories on Your Food Label Could Be Off By 25 Percent!

Calorie counters, beware! Nutrition experts agree that labels may be incorrect on even the healthiest of foods.

Why the FDA’s KIND Bar Crackdown Is Nutty

Experts say you might not have to quit your granola bar habit.

Health Food Buzzwords that Don’t Mean Much

Marketers have been misleading consumers with these food labels.

Your Brain On: Grocery Shopping

In a thousand sneaky ways, grocery stores encourage your brain to buy more stuff.

Are Our Dietary Guidelines Outdated?

You may need more or less calcium, fiber, D, and other nutrients than the standards set in 1993—or before!—recommend.

14 Banned Foods Still Allowed in the U.S.

In light of Europe banning some U.S. apples, find out what other baddies are banned in other countries—but A-okay in the U.S.

Ask the Diet Doctor: Assessing Packaged Foods

These 6 guidelines will help ensure that only the healthiest products end up in your grocery cart.

9 Common Foods That Contain Toxic Ingredients

Trade common foods with scary ingredients for these tasty, additive-free alternatives.

9 Ingredients Nutritionists Won't Touch

If you see any of these listed on a food label, don't buy whatever you're holding.