Internet Food Rumors: Fact or Fiction?

They are in your inbox, on your Facebook feed and all over the Internet. Separate fact from fiction with this guide!

Internet Food Rumors: Fact or Fiction?

They are in your inbox, on your Facebook feed and all over the Internet. From sounding the alarm on toxins to revealing secrets to a healthy diet, questionable advice is everywhere. Separate fact from fiction with this handy guide to Internet food rumors.


Insects in Yogurt

Rumor: Berry-flavored yogurts are colored with crushed insects.

Fact! Some berry-flavored yogurts get their lovely pink hue from crushed cochineal insects. The color is extracted from dried bugs and processed into a dye that is added to your food. Gross as this may seem at first, the dye is safe to eat.

However, if you'd prefer to avoid insects altogether, avoid yogurts with the words "carmine" or "cochineal extract" on the label.

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.