Veganuary!

As well as ‘Dry January’, a lot of you have told us that you’ve tried Veganuary too! What is Veganuary? It involves following a vegan diet for a month. People do it for lots of different reasons including benefits to personal health; animal welfare/ethical reasons; and potential environmental benefits! A vegan diet involves eating a variety…

Rooted Project: Gut Health The Key Points!

The Importance of Fibre What is fibre: chains of sugars that humans can’t digest- HOWEVER the bacteria in our bowel can digest some types of bacteria. Increasing your fibre intake by 7g/day can lead to: 8% decrease in bowel cancer 6% decrease in T2DM 9% CVD 9% heart attacks 7% reduction in strokes 7g of…

Dry January – Our Thoughts After A Month On The Wagon

So we are coming to the end of dry January and two of us decided to give it a go. The most important question is, are we still going strong?!   Yay and Nay!   One of us fell off the wagon and the other is still firmly sat on her wagon!   Why did we decide to…

FTFs weekly news update!

The clean-eating backlash: Following the BBC2 horizon documentary by Dr Giles Yeo “clean-eating: the dirty truth” last week, our petition to legally protect the title “Nutritionist” has received a lot of attention.   Our petition was picked up by the London Evening Standard on Wednesday- Read more here. Sign our petition here! FTF Fridays with Jen…

FTF’s response to today’s headlines linking ‘burnt toast with increased cancer risk.’

Some common sense in a midst of confusion! FTF’s response to today’s headlines linking ‘burnt toast with increased cancer risk.’ Did you see the headlines today stating that eating burnt toast and roast potatoes increases cancer risk? Understandably, a lot of people are now worried about eating anything with a golden crust! The Food Standards…

Because You’re Sweet Enough Already-Introducing our FIRST ever giveaway with UGLY drinks!

Sugar was the hot topic of nutrition in 2016 with the consensus that ‘too much sugar makes us fat’ and we are eating too much of it! In fact, last year saw the announcement of new sugar guidelines recommending that adults should be consuming no more than 7 cubes (30g) of sugar each day. We…

2017 special- The low-down on FAD DIETS from Fight the Fads!

WHAT? A diet promising rapid weight loss often through extreme, unsustainable and unhealthy regimes. HOW TO SPOT A FAD DIET? Alarm bells should start ringing if you see a diet which: -Claims you can lose more than 2-3 pounds a week -Makes reference to ‘miracle foods’ or ‘superfoods’ -Restricts certain food groups or requires that…

How to have a Happy, Healthy & Fad-Free New Year!

  With 2017 now upon us, it’s hard to not be sucked into that ‘New Year, New You’ mindset. It doesn’t help that the media (generally) makes us feel guilty about indulging ourselves a little over the festive period. But before you get conned into the latest celebrity-endorsed fads and crash diets , read these…

DAY 25 – Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! We hope you enjoyed the advent calendar we created for you with your collaboration. If you haven’t yet follow our playlist – Fad Fighting Calendar and subscribe to our channel! Comment below and let us know what you want to see from us in the new year! Elisabeth, Caroline, Harriet Fight the Fads

DAY 24 – Will one day of indulgence ruin my healthy eating?!

  Christmas Advent Calendar   DAY 24 – Will one day of indulgence ruin my healthy eating?! 1) Christmas is a time to have fun and share festive foods with family and friends. It is a time to indulge, but this doesn’t mean you should feel guilty. 2) It’s easier to stick to a sustainable,…

DAY 23 – Why do Brussels Sprouts make us fart?

Christmas Advent Calendar DAY 23 – Why do Brussels Sprouts make us fart? Sprouts are high in a soluble fibre called raffinose. Humans don’t have the enzyme to digest these soluble fibres so they travel to the colon – the final part of our GI system – where good bacteria break them down; this is…

DAY 22 – What’s the deal with coconut oil?!

Christmas Advent Calendar   Day 22 – What’s the deal with coconut oil?! Coconut oil is extremely popular at the moment and is being hailed as a superfood! If you like coconut oil, by all means eat it! However, you should be aware that coconut oil has a higher saturated fat content than butter.  If…