These women can change the way you eat forever (with evidence – based facts)!

You might have noticed that Twitter has been going crazy following the post of the article Can this woman change the way you eat forever?  on Marie Claire. It makes some ridiculous food claims quoting so-called ‘nutrition expert’ Kimberly Snyder. To set the records straight we decided to tackle each claim made and separate fad…

10 Vegetables That Are Actually As Good As You Thought!

You may have seen us kicking up a fuss about a sensationalist online article published by Delish- ‘Ten vegetables that aren’t actually good for you’ We want to clarify what was wrong with this article, and why we encouraged its removal from the websites that are still hosting it (and more recently countrylivingmagazine.com). The evidence backing the…

The Truth about Detoxing

It seems like everyday there is a new ‘detox’ diet or product on the market promising to clear our body of harmful toxins. The ‘detoxing’ industry is thriving on a misconception that toxic products build up in our body and we need to regularly ‘cleanse’ our systems to get rid of them. If toxic waste…

Irresponsible sharing of nutritional content from Country Living Magazine

You may remember our successful petition for the removal of the article ‘Ten vegetables that actually aren’t good for you’ from ELLE UK website. They responded, removed the article, and encouraged us to pursue the issue with Delish (the original authors). Unfortunately, we are still waiting for Delish to respond to our requests for them to…

What’s wrong with carbs, Sainsbury’s?!

You’ve probably seen the ‘Try something new’ advertisements by Sainsbury’s. We have already ranted about courgetti in a previous post, but just yesterday we overheard some teenage girls discussing Sainsbury’s latest advertisement for ‘boodles’. “Boodles” refers to spiralized butternut squash. According to Sainsbury’s Instagram page, “boodles are a flavoursome, low-carb alternative to noodles”. As a…

It’s a ‘body’ wrap

Cellulite. Despite what you may have heard, it is not ‘toxic waste products’ or ‘bad fat’ and nor is it exclusive to fat people. It describes deposits of dimpled fat, and it is normal for a woman to have some cellulite at some point during their lives. In fact, it can affect women of all…

Wheatgrass – Wonderful ? Or A Woeful Waste Of Your Wealth?

Wheatgrass shots- dark green juice shots squeezed from young wheat shoots- have become incredibly popular recently. But are they a health miracle or another marketing myth? Does wheatgrass boost red blood cell production and flood your tissues with oxygen? Nonsense- there is no scientific evidence supporting this claim. Chlorophyll (a compound found in green plants…

Clearing up the confusion surrounding ‘clean – eating’

Despite wide use of the term ‘clean-eating’ on social media, there is no official agreement as to what ‘clean eating’ actually means. To learn more about clean-eating, read our previous post: The dirty truth behind ‘clean eating’ ‘Clean-eating’ is a term used by many wellness bloggers and self styled nutrition experts and generally incorporates the following…