What Does “Natural” Mean On Food Labels?

Although many supermarket staples can contain preservatives and chemical ingredients, there’s also a good selection that’s nutritious and natural. But—what does “natural” mean, exactly?

Fat Is No Longer The Bad Guy, Nutrition Experts Say

For decades, low-calorie, low-fat diets have been the go-to way to lose weight. Walk the aisles of almost any supermarket, and you’ll find no shortage of brightly labeled products touting their low- or no-fat status.

Kick Your Caffeine Habit In Just 5 Easy Steps

There’s nothing wrong with starting your day with a hot cup of coffee. But, if you absolutely can’t get out of bed without some java, chances are you’ve got a caffeine addiction on your hands.

The Truth About Those Trackers—Is 10,000 Steps a Day Really Enough?

Little plastic wristbands with flashing LEDs are suddenly hotter than designer handbags. Whether it’s a FitBit, a Jawbone, or an Apple watch, these fitness trackers are keeping score when it comes to movement.

Trying to Lose Weight? Food Matters More Than Fitness

For anyone staring at a number they aren’t happy with on their bathroom scale, the advice has been pretty consistent over the years: Eat less, move more.

Liquid Eggs Turn Into Liquid Gold In The Wake Of Avian Flu

The last time you hit the grocery store, did the exorbitant price of eggs make your eyes pop out of their sockets? You’re not the only one—bakeries, fast-food chains, and restaurants are also feeling the pain of the avian flu outbreak that has been decimating entire flocks of chickens since late last year.

Junk Food Is Going Global—And So Is Diabetes

Loads of fast food. Piles of sugar. Gobs of fat. The world is following America’s lead when it comes to eating—and that’s not a good thing. A new report in British journal The Lancet reveals that there’s been a 45 percent rise in diabetes worldwide between 1990 and 2013 alone. The numbers make it clear ...

White House Makes a Surprising Change to Curb Antibiotic Use

Antibiotics have saved countless lives since their introduction in the early 1900s, but in the past decade, they’ve transformed from a medical godsend into a serious medical threat.

Will Women Finally Get Their Own Pill for the Bedroom?

Sometimes, even candlelight and roses just aren’t enough to make getting between the sheets sound appealing. But unlike men, women have limited medical options when it comes to increasing desire.

A Surprising New Weapon in the Fight Against Type 2 Diabetes

While frightening diseases like cancer and ebola tend to get more ink, it’s Type 2 diabetes that actually touches the lives of most Americans. Though it’s largely preventable, our nation’s eating habits are fueling a full-blown crises.

Why Cheap Supermarket Prices Are Making Chickens Sick

Fried, baked, or as an omelette, there’s no denying that Americans love chicken—the industry is now worth more than $50 billion a year.

Jennifer Still

Jennifer Still is a writer and editor with an obsession with iced coffee, bad TV, and getting up way too early. You may know her from HelloGiggles, Bustle, Buzzfeed, xo Jane, or Ask.com, or you may not know her at all. Either way, you can follow her on Twitter @jenniferlstill.

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