Food & Nutrition

Are Rhubarb Leaves Really Toxic?

The answer is more complicated than you think. natalia bulatova/Shutterstock Like most people in the Midwest, I really look forward to spring. After all, there’s a lot to love: warm temperatures, blooming plants, and—my personal favorite—spring produce. One of the most iconic spring fruits (well, technically it’s a vegetable, but we use it as a […]

Food & Nutrition

This Is What Alkaline Water Really Does to Your Body

Alkaline water is having a moment—but is it really worth the extra money? Here’s what experts have to say about this beverage trend. yanik88/Shutterstock Alkaline water is trending—but that doesn’t mean it’s necessary, or even beneficial, to drink. Health expert Nesochi Okeke-Igbokwe, MD, explains that alkaline water essentially contains added minerals that raise the pH level […]