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A weekly column where nutrition editor and registered dietitian Lisa Valente tackles buzzy nutrition topics and tells you what you need to know, with science and a little bit of sass.

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Is this tasty sauce too good to be true? Here, we break down the nutrition of pesto and tell you more about how to enjoy it.
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