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 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…

FTF embark on clinical placements!

Wondering why we’ve been so quiet?! Team FTF are on clinical placement in busy London teaching hospitals for the next three months. We are beginning to apply our clinical knowledge to real life patients in a variety of settings- from oncology to eating disorders to bariatric surgery! We are working alongside large teams of dietitians,…

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…

FTFs Friday: the rise of ‘healthy’ chocolate

In collaboration with Jen Robinson- fellow foodie, medic and blogger 2017 seems to be the year of “healthy” chocolate with brands like cocoplus delivering ‘high protein’ chocolate and Ohso releasing a ‘pro biotic range’ Are these any better for you than a standard bar of dairy milk or just a pricey fad? The main problem…

FTF Friday: How Much Caffeine Is Too Much?!

A post in collaboration with Jen Robinson: With exam season rapidly approaching, I’m sure this is a question on many peoples minds. How much coffee is too much? Fight the Fads give us the low down… The thought of skipping the morning coffee makes many of us shudder, especially after a long night of studying…

Should you be popping pills?! 💊💊💊💊💊💊💊

A lot of fad diets will recommend a long list of what they claim to be ‘essential’ nutritional supplements. In most cases, they are a waste of money. This is because most people can get what they need from eating a healthy, balanced diet. A word of warning Fat-soluble vitamins (A,D,E,K) can be dangerous when consumed in excessive…

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…

Don’t be Fooled by the ‘Sugar-Free’ ‘gluten-free’ = ‘guilt-free’ Myth!

Women’s Health recently posted a recipe for ‘healthy chocolate cake’ on their website and suggested that since it was ‘guilt-free’, we should eat it for breakfast. It’s difficult to know where to start with this one. This article comes under the category of nutritional nonsense. Something that FTFs often comes across is the notion of…

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…

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…