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.

Sugar-Free Foods Are Low in Calories

It’s true that taking sugar out of food can lower the number of calories in that food, but it doesn’t always make it low in calories. In some cases, the sugar-free option of a food might have just as many calories as a regular option from another brand. That’s because companies often make up for flavor and texture in other ways that may add calories. Always be sure to check the nutrition label and compare with other brands to get the most nutrition for what you buy.

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.