FTF Friday: Beetroot Juice

A collaboration with Jen Robinson There has been some really interesting research recently about the uses of beetroot juice to reduce blood pressure and even claims it can enhance athletic performance. What does science say and how does it work? There is a growing body of research suggesting that drinking beetroot juice can widen our…

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…

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…

Economy gastronomy: Here’s how to eat your 5-a-day on the cheap!

A leading doctor and chair of the Royal College of GPs, Dr Helen Stoked-Lampard, has caused a stir by suggesting that eating 5-a-day is “unrealistic” for many families due to the cost. Instead, Dr Stoked-Lampard is suggesting 2 portions of fruit and vegetables a day is more realistic. However, Public Health England disagrees and says…

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…

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…