nutrition

food news

Scientists Say Chemical Found in Spinach Is Basically a Steroid, Should Be Banned for Athletes

Tired: blaming boner pills for your doping allegations. Wired: blaming a salad!
Jelisa Castrodale
6.26.19
food-features

In Memoriam: The Trashy Mall Food Court Smoothie of the 90s

Pour one out for the glory days of Mango Me Crazy and Peach on the Beach.
Kelsey Lawrence
5.14.19
Phys Ed

14 Wellness Influencers Making the Industry More Inclusive

These athletes, coaches, and yogis are a middle finger to the oppressively homogenous wellness world.
Spenser Mestel
4.15.19
Health

The Most Overhyped Wellness Promises, Debunked

Here's some healthy skepticism about Keto, colonics, charcoal, and more.
Tonic Editors
3.14.19
Wellness Lies

Carbs Are Not the Enemy

Many of us probably know people who've lost weight by cutting carbs, but it’s not a sustainable diet, or a particularly healthy one.
K. Aleisha Fetters
2.27.19
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
Health

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
Health

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
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