health-foods

Ranking Herbs by How Healthy They Are

It’s basic cooking knowledge that herbs impart flavor onto food. But one lesser-known fact is that herbs also have the capacity to make food healthier….

Ranking Fast Food Menu ‘Healthy’ Items by How Healthy They Really Are

Two years ago, the MEL editorial staff taste-tested the Taco Bell “healthy” menu. Some of us can still taste it. My colleague C. Brian Smith,…

The Self-Destructive Psychology of ‘Dude Food’

There’s food, and then there’s dude food: The unholy, can-you-believe-I’m gonna-eat-this-shit Frankenstein-ing of tailgate fare and stoner snacks, glued together with Jack Daniels and bacon….

How Much Difference Does it Make to Turn Down That Side of Fries?

Every January, most of us resolve to get healthier, workout more, and most of all, eat better. So, on the next lunch trip to our…