Is Diet Dr Pepper Healthy? 9 Things You Should Know

You’ve probably heard at least once that “diet sodas are even worse than regular.” But sometimes, those kinds of headlines can be sensational and over-generalized. Today, let’s look specifically at one diet soda, Diet Dr Pepper, and try to determine: Is it healthy? Diet Dr Pepper contains the artificial sweetener aspartame, which studies have linked … Read more

Is Gatorade Zero Healthy? 14 Things You Should Know

Whenever you see foods or drinks that are “sugar free,” it’s worth checking the details. Often, the replacement ingredients are even worse for you than sugar. Today, we’ll take a look at Gatorade Zero and ask the question: Is Gatorade Zero actually healthy? Gatorade Zero is a sugar-free, caffeine-free sports drink that helps to replenish … Read more

Are Ritz Crackers Healthy? 8 Things You Should Know

Have you heard that Switzerland banned Ritz Crackers? It’s actually true. And today, I’m digging into the details of Ritz to give you the full story… Not just in terms of Switzerland, but to answer this much bigger question: Are Ritz Crackers healthy? Ritz Crackers are not the healthiest snack. The first ingredient is processed … Read more

Is Weetabix Healthy? 9 Things You Should Know

I’ve been hooked on Weetabix cereal ever since I visited England five years ago. The texture is unlike anything I had growing up, and it can be eaten so many ways. But is this healthy-looking cereal actually good for you? Weetabix is made from whole grain wheat, which gives it more fiber than most cereals. … Read more

Are Wheat Thins Healthy? 10 Things You Should Know

Did you know Wheat Thins are banned in Japan? Seriously! They are one of the most popular snacks in the U.S., but they can’t even be sold in Japan. Why is that? What “illegal ingredient” do they have, and what else should you know? Are Wheat Thins healthy overall? Wheat Thins are made with whole … Read more

Is Vermicelli Healthy? 6 Things You Should Know

Pasta doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to nutrition (or weight control). But in reality, different kinds of “pasta” can be much better or worse for you. Today, let’s look one specific kind of pasta: Vermicelli. Is it healthy or not? Vermicelli noodles are mostly empty calories, as the main ingredient is just … Read more

Is Jumex Healthy? 8 Things You Should Know

Everybody knows fruits and veggies are healthy. But we can get in trouble if we assume that means everything made from them are healthy. Vegetable oil, for example, is much less healthy than whole veggies… So, what about a fruit-based drink like Jumex? Jumex nectars are not very healthy. They have around 36 to 41 … Read more

Are Eggo Waffles Healthy? 8 Things You Should Know

Did you know: Eggo was originally a mayonnaise brand. Really! Only later did the company expand into their now-famous waffles. They’re super convenient—much faster than homemade waffles. But how do they stack up nutritionally? Are Eggo waffles healthy? Eggo waffles are not very healthy. The main ingredients are processed white flour, vegetable oil, and in … Read more