Can you Vape your vitamins?

You may have seen the latest e-cig trend is vitamin-enhanced vapour. These electronic cigarettes are nicotine free and deliver water vapour mixed with vitamins. Dubious? You should be. Inhalation isn’t accepted as an efficient way to absorb vitamins. It is often used for drugs (eg. for asthma) that need absorption of small particles and often…

The Impossible Burger- the best veggie burger you’ll ever eat?

The veggie burger appears to have undergone a makeover. No longer will nut burgers, or even halloumi burgers do. Say what?! In America, a team of top scientists, farmers and chefs have created a ‘game changer of a burger’ that mimics the precise flavours, textures and aromas found in a normal beef burger. Their aim…

Can Konjac Curb my Cravings?

This week we spotted reality TV star Stephanie Pratt (Made in Chelsea) promoting ‘Konjac Root’ tablets on her Instagram account. She’s also selling a Stephanie Pratt branded version of the pills on her website ‘ Nutrition by Steph’. She describes the Konjac Root as ‘an all-natural appetite suppressant’ and a ‘natural gastric band’. What. On….

Coenzyme Q10- what’s the real deal?!

You asked us: “I’ve been hearing that after the age of 40 people should be supplementing with Co Q10 tablets. Are you aware of any convincing research to suggest that this is the case? Or is this just another phoney fad?” FTF’s response: Whilst it is true that levels of Co Q10 (an antioxidant produced…

Green tea- a miracle health cure?!

We are delighted to have been featured in the London Evening Standard article ‘Ten Clean Eating Myths You Need To Stop Believing’ written by Eve Simmons. We tackled the myth that green tea can help with weight loss in a previous article and here is the verdict: 🍵 Green tea –a health miracle in a teacup or just…

‘What The Health’: Our thoughts

A collaboration between FTF and Dr Jen Robinson  You may have watched the new Netflix film called ‘What the Health‘. It is described by it’s film producers as “the film (which) exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick.” Here are…

Should we be going potatoes for Lotatoes? Introducing NZ’s new low carb potatoes!

Just this month, New Zealand launched a new kind of potato with 40% less carbs and a reduced calorie content than your average spud. A 2kg bag will set you back £3.50- about £1 more than your average 2kg bag of potatoes. Sounds great!? Is it worth it? Whilst it is true that eating too much…

The low carb low-down

The low carb diet has undoubtedly been around for some time. It has gained a lot of media attention over recent years with the likes of Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Aniston and Sharon Osbourne following or promoting commercial low carb diets such as the Atkins. We were asked whether the low carb diet could have a…

The Banana Backlash

Just recently, Her magazine- a popular online Irish magazine for women, left many questioning whether they should be enjoying their banana at breakfast. Who is the ‘expert’ dishing out these absurd claims? Dr Daryl Gioffre- a chiropractor, alkaline lifestyle expert, health coach, certified raw food chef, triathlete, ultra-marathoner, author, and lecturer. Note that this supposed…

Easter special: Are you eating your bunny the right way?!

Are you eating your Easter Bunny the wrong way: A study recently published in the Larynoscope (2017) has determined how most of us eat our easter chocolate bunny. The study collected data from over 28,000 chocolate bunny eating humans. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/…/10.1002/lary.26582/abstract This is the first study of its kind to study auricular amputation in chocolate bunnies!…

Launch of the new FTF Healthy Food Guide column!

We are so excited to finally share with you the news that we have a monthly column in the Healthy Food Guide magazine! Every month we will be talking about the latest nutrition news and the trends to watch out for in the world of fad diets! Our first article for April is on the…

Are Bounty bars really that BAD?!

Thanks to our follower Joanna Farmer sending us this: “Just been having a bit of calculator fun checking out these amazing ‘paleo’ bounty bars which sound almost too good to be true… “This homemade version of a Bounty is honestly just as good and doesn’t have any of the processed or sugar filled ingredients of…