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How Much Protein You Really Need In Your Diet

Getting enough protein is important, regardless of whether you want healthy skin and nails, to lose weight, or get bulging biceps. But “enough” could be the difference between eating a few extra eggs and washing down your steak with protein shakes. Here’s how to find out.

The Psychological Factors That Cause Food Cravings

We all get cravings for specific foods every now and then, and those cravings can be so strong, they almost feel involuntary, like your body is missing some nutrient it can get from a muffin. This isn’t typically how cravings work, though.

Why Fad Diets Don't Work, And How To Spot Them

Fad diets come in many different forms. Some are straight up weird, and some are less crazy than others, but pretty much all of them share a few key characteristics. This video shows you how to spot health industry snake oil from a mile away.

Slim By Design Offers Tricks For Willpower-Free Dieting

According to author Brian Wansink, we make more than 200 food-related decisions every day — most without really thinking about them. Slim by Design takes Wansink’s surprising research on how we make those decisions and turns it into actionable tips.

Don't Feed Babies A Ton Of Rice Cereal, Says FDA

Rice cereal is a popular first food for babies. It’s also kind of high in arsenic, according to the US Food and Drug Administration, so if your kid gets a steady rice cereal diet, it’s time to diversify.

Organic Milk And Beef Have More Good Fats, But Not Enough To Impact Your Diet

Good news for people who buy organic milk and beef: there may really be more good omega-3 fatty acids in those products than their non-organic counterparts. The not-so-good news: they’re still expensive, and the nutritional difference won’t make much of a dietary impact.

These Are The Foods Successful Dieters Eat Most [Infographic]

If you’re trying to lose weight, it might help to know what successful dieters are eating. MyFitnessPal analysed data from 4.2 million of its users to compare those who were closer to their weight-loss goals and those who weren’t.

How Your Food Choices Are Influenced By Outside Factors

Following a healthy diet can be hard. From deciding when and what to eat to how much food you actually put on your plate, the average person makes over 200 food-related decisions each day, most of which are automatic. These automatic choices — dubbed “mindless eating” by some experts — happen when we eat and drink without consciously considering what kind of or how much food to consume. We’ll keep eating from a bowl of chips past the point of fullness simply because they’re in front of us.

Beetroot Juice Might Actually Make You Stronger

Everybody has their pre-competition rituals, but I swear everybody in the locker room thought I was a weirdo for wolfing down beetroot before games. You’ve gotta eat something, right? And beets might actually help you in sports that require bursts of strength.

You Can't Judge How Healthy Your Food Is By Whether Or Not It Rots

Every creature, no matter how noble, is eaten by microbes in the end. It’s the circle of life! So how do we explain the bits of plants and animals that make up a McDonald’s burger, or a Twinkie? Why don’t they rot? It turns out they’re not as immortal as viral Facebook memes would have you believe.

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