A Breafast Trend on Trial: Sweet Potato Toast

Following in the footsteps of cauliflower pizza and courgetti, ‘sweet potato toast’ is the latest clean eating food fad to be sweeping the web. With more and more people (unnecessarily) cutting gluten out of their diets, it would seem that sweet potato toast is the next best breakfast option. Or is it?! Yes, sweet potatoes…

Is drinking Silybum (milk-thistle) as silly as it sounds?

The tea alone will NOT improve liver function, (and sadly) nor will is give you flawless skin- that’s as silly as it sounds!

DNA DIETS – DO NOT BE DECEIVED!

  Many companies such as DNAFit and NurtiFit are offering a diet plan tailored specifically to your DNA and it sounds very appealing. You swab the inside of your mouth with a cotton bud, post your sample to a laboratory, and two weeks later you have a report detailing your optimal diet; the best and…

Vitamin Water: They taste good and appear healthy- what’s the verdict?

Vitamin-fortified drinks tend to imply that there is some kind of hidden benefit- be it that extra ‘focus’, ‘energy’, or ‘shine’. For the most part, this is due to clever marketing ploys, sleek websites, and beautiful packaging. Unfortunately, the use of ‘water’ in the product name, creates an illusion that this is a purely natural…

Fight the Fad’s website goes LIVE!

We are pleased to announce that our website is now up and running! Please subscribe in order to receive our regular posts straight to your inbox. We will continue to debunk nutritional myths and misconceptions whilst also sharing the latest nutritional headlines with you. Our Facebook posts will now be short summaries of our website…

The Chia Seed trend: a crazy concept?!

More often than not, the term ‘super-food’ is used in a way that creates a false idea of miraculous, ‘super-healing’ powers. However, to dismiss all the health claims associated with so these called ‘super foods’ as ‘wishful thinking’ or ‘nifty marketing’  is hasty. Over the next couple of weeks we will be delving deeper into…