With Thanksgiving under our belts (literally), it’s time to reorient ourselves and get right before the next round of holiday feasting begins. Our newsfeed was laden with Turkey Day briefings and recipes over the past week, but there were still a few nutrition developments unrelated to turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce to note:

  • Men’s Health: Don’t get duped by commonly used packaging phrases like “made with 100% whole grain” and “made with real fruit,” as the fine print often reveals more additives and food-manufacturing tricks than the unprocessed versions. Check out the first few ingredients listed on the packaging to see if they are actually real food; that should reveal the veracity of labeling claims.
  • Healthy Living MSN: Diet soda may not make you fat, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have other harmful side effects, including cell damage and kidney decline.
  • Bangkok Post: Carcinogens, cancer-inducing agents, abound in everyday sources like poor-quality plastic food containers.
  • Confectionary News: Before you load up on Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa and Special Dark Kisses for antioxidants, wait to see if the company’s claims hold up ina district court in California, where they’re now being challenged.
  • SF Gate: Drinking black tea can lower your risk of developing diabetes.