(Westend61, 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. As temperatures fall, honey’s popularity tends to rise. Whether used as an ingredient in…

(Ekspansio/E+, 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. Persimmons are low in calories and high in fiber – a combination that makes…

(NelliSyr/iStock, 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. Packed with nutrients and easy to eat, either as a sandwich spread or as…

(Eskay Lim/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. Thanks to research suggesting they are better for heart health than animal-based foods,…

(yulka3ice, iStock/Getty Images Plus) 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. Adding seeds to your diet can be an easy way to shore up…

(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…

(Mark Hodgson, 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. For years, studies have shown a relationship between drinking a moderate amount of red wine and good heart health, but experts say it’s…