The soy bean has been called a "near-perfect food," but recent headlines have cast this would-be superfood in a negative light. What's the truth? Dr. Oz is joined by dietician Kristin Kirkpatrick to set the record straight.

Watch Dr. Oz reveal the best and the worst soy products.

Get the facts about soy safety.

Fat Substitutes: Could They Be Leading to Your Weight Gain?

They're hiding in everything from low-fat cottage cheese to protein shakes.

Fat substitutes are compounds that resemble the chemical and physical properties of certain fats and oils and are often used to replace conventional fats (butter, oil) in baking and frying. They can help bring calorie counts down.

But fat substitutes are almost like secret ingredients that hide in plain sight, says Mark Schatzker, author of the upcoming book "The End of Craving: Recovering the Lost Wisdom of Eating Well."

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