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…

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…

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Remove misinformation regarding nutrition from ELLE magazine

🔍  FTFs asks the REAL nutrition experts: Does sensationalism = sexy? 

Given the amount of time we spend glued to our screens, it is unsurprising that the media plays a large role in influencing and shaping our lives. Whilst there is no single cause of disordered eating and body dissatisfaction, research has shown that exposure to the media contributes towards unhealthy eating habits and body insecurities…

The rise of the nutrition gurus

A post courtesy of The Angry Chef

Complete Nutrition ‘Student of the Year Award’ shortlisting 2016

Fight the Fads are delighted to have been shortlisted for the 2016 CN Award ‘Student of the Year’. We would like to congratulate our fellow nominees- Ravi Nagar and Rona Antoni, and thank all our followers that voted for us. Please note that voting is now closed and winners will be announced in the September edition…

The Secrets to Successful Weightloss

The Secret to Successful Weight Loss (and it may surprise you) 😱 ✅  Successful dieting- it’s all about eating less and moving more. Seems pretty simple, right? Worryingly, by 2050 it is predicted that 60% of adult men and 50% of adult women in the UK will be overweight or obese (Public Health England, 2007)….

The Fat Face-off

Sadly, it seems olive oil won’t suffice in the glamorous world of #instafoodanymore. Coconut oil is being heavily promoted as a ‘superfood’, and following last week’s questionable advice (more robust evidence is required) from The National Obesity Forum about eating more fat, insta ‘health gurus’ and celeb chefs have been plugging coconut oil this past…

Low fat Vs Full fat

The great diet debate

Caffeine: Friend or Foe?

The thought of skipping the morning coffee makes many of us shudder! There’s a mixture of information out there about the effects that caffeine can have on your body – some good / some bad – we decided to take a look at both sides of the story. 👍 What’s the good news? 👍 ✅…

The FODMAP Diet

Have you heard of the low FODMAP diet? It’s a diet specially designed to reduce the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). What on earth is a FODMAP?! The letters stand for Fermentable Oligo-saccharides, Di-saccharides, Mono-saccharides and Polyols. They are a particular type of carbohydrate that are found in foods including various fruits and vegetables,…