William Paterson University ranked fruits and vegetables by nutrient density based on 17 nutrients linked to cardiovascular health.
According to Zero Sugar Diet, sugar is sneaky. Maltodextrin, brown rice syrup, dextrose, sucrose—like it's the Avengers.
Table salt from a mine has 2,300 mg of sodium per teaspoon. Sea salt is evaporated seawater with 2,300 mg of sodium.
Energy drinks with a variety of B vitamins, herbal extracts, and amino acids, such as Red Bull, Monster, and Full Throttle, aim to increase your energy.
Obesity researchers are learning that diet soda's artificial sweeteners cause hard-to-control food cravings. Switch to carbonated water and flavor with lemon, cucumber, and fresh herbs.
Some yogurts contain probiotics that can help your gut. "Live active cultures" yogurts should contain Lactobacillus acidophilus.
"Low fat" means "high in salt and cheap carbs" in food marketing. Consider Smucker's Low-Fat Peanut Butter.
The FDA allows companies to claim 0 grams of trans fat on their packaging as long as the food contains no more than 0.5 grams per serving. However:
The FDA doesn't control "natural" on nutrition labels. 7UP boasts "100% Natural Flavors" but is sweetened with high fructose corn syrup.