8 Nutrition Myths You Think Are Fact

You make decisions about what to put into your body all the time. Whether it’s what to have for lunch or which drink is going to best quench your thirst, you probably weigh several different factors before coming to a decision. But are you picking your food based on the right information? Find out which myths might be fooling you into passing up healthier options.

Fresh Vegetables Are the Freshest

When you walk down the produce aisle at the grocery store, it probably seems like nothing could be fresher than the colorful veggies you find there. But these vegetables aren’t actually the freshest in the store. In fact, frozen vegetables are often fresher. That’s because they’re harvested when they’re more ripe and frozen immediately to keep them fresh, rather than packed in a box and transported for days before getting to the store. The best part about frozen veggies? They don’t spoil.

Is Your Stomach Cramp Actually Diverticulitis?

It may not just be indigestion.

We've all been there — we get a cramp in our stomach, maybe with some nausea or constipation. It's easy to think it may just be indigestion. But what if it's something more serious like diverticulitis? That's a condition of inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches that can form in your digestive tract. Here's how to tell the difference between the pain and how to know when you should see a doctor.