(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…

(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…

(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…

(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…

(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,…