(Jose A Bernat Bacete, Getty Images) This story is part of Eat It or Leave It?, a series that provides a closer look at the pros and cons associated with certain foods and drinks – and cooking options if you decide to eat them.   Popcorn, with its ample dietary fiber and typically low calorie…

(fcafotodigital, iStockphoto) This story is part of Eat It or Leave It?, a series that provides a closer look at the pros and cons associated with certain foods and drinks – and cooking options if you decide to eat them.   Every year, Americans spend $22 billion on chocolate, and it’s a safe bet that…

(Rene Van Beeten/EyeEm, Getty Images) This story is part of Eat It or Leave It?, a series that provides a closer look at the pros and cons associated with certain foods and drinks – and cooking options if you decide to eat them.   There may be no dietary staple more in need of a…

(Christopher Boswell, Envato Elements) This story is part of Eat It or Leave It?, a series that provides a closer look at the pros and cons associated with certain foods and drinks – and cooking options if you decide to eat them.   No respectable Thanksgiving plate is without some form of cranberry, but the…

(Jirkaejc, Envato Elements) This story is part of Eat It or Leave It?, a series that provides a closer look at the pros and cons associated with certain foods and drinks – and cooking options if you decide to eat them. You can get your hands on pumpkin seeds on about any store’s snack aisle,…

This story is part of Eat It or Leave It?, a series that provides a closer look at the pros and cons associated with certain foods and drinks – and cooking options if you decide to eat them. Just a couple of calories a cup, good old black coffee packs quite a punch. It wakes…

(Getty Images: Pakorn Kumruen/EyeEm) The egg is standard breakfast fare, but many people may be wondering whether eggs are healthy. At just 78 calories each, eggs are an efficient, rich source of protein and vitamins. A large egg contains about 6 grams of protein. Eggs also are a good source of other nutrients, including vitamin…