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.

Dairy Is the Only Source of Calcium

Over the years you’ve probably been told over and over again that dairy is the best thing for your bones. But that idea ignores the many other sources of calcium, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin D that you can buy at the store. Dark leafy greens such as kale or collard greens are a great source of a variety of vitamins and minerals including calcium. Many beans, including soy beans and soy milks, also contain calcium and many other nutrients needed for healthy bones.

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.