The Salt What's On Your Plate

One of Huddle House's signature dishes is the Philly Cheese Steak Tots: steak covered with cheddar cheese sauce and shredded cheese, on an open-faced omelet with Tater Tots. Huddle House hide caption

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Chicks in the Perdue hatchery in Salisbury, Md. The company says an increasing number of its chickens are now raised using "no antibiotics, ever." Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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There's new evidence reaffirming that eating foods with fat€” from avocados and salmon to dairy fat€” doesn't make us fat. eyecrave LLC/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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An FDA rule effective Aug. 5 states that foods may be labeled "gluten free" only if there's less than 20 parts per million of the protein. James Benet/iStockphoto hide caption

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The BACTrack Vio keychain breathalyzer and app on the iPhone at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C. A public health researcher says tools like this could help people make better decisions about alcohol use. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Spain's Alberto Contador eats a banana in as he rides in the pack during the sixth stage of the Tour de France on July 10, 2014. The cyclists aim to eat up to 350 calories an hour as they ride, and up to 9,000 calories a day. Laurent Cipriani/AP hide caption

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Soylent CEO Rob Rhinehart holds a bag of finished product in September 2013. Rhinehart recently discouraged members of the company's DIY online community from competing directly with Soylent. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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This young male, buried at a prehistoric site in Central Sudan, probably munched on the roots of a plant called purple nutsedge. Donatella Usai/Centro Studi Sudanesi and Sub-Sahariani hide caption

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A nutrient-dense diet may help tamp down stress. And these foods may help boost our moods (clockwise from left): pumpkin seeds, sardines, eggs, salmon, flax seeds, Swiss chard and dark chocolate. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Organic fruits and vegetables deliver between 20 and 40 percent more antioxidants than conventional fruits and vegetables, a new study finds. Molly Marshall/Flickr hide caption

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Charlotte Smith, of Champoeg Creamery in St. Paul, Ore., says raw milk may offer health benefits. But she also acknowledges its very real dangers. Courtesy of Champoeg Creamery hide caption

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