Coconut Oil: Superfood or Superfad?

Coconut Oil seems to be the superfood of the moment! Celebrities and wellness bloggers alike claim that its their number one beauty secret. But is it they really the nutritional goldmine it is being marketed as, or just another diet FAD?


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5 Ways You Can Separate the FAD from the FACT?

Nonsensical dietary advice isn’t just incorrect – it’s downright dangerous! But no matter how much we try, FAD diets will continue to enjoy their five minutes of fame.

This is why it is so important that we learn how to spot a FAD DIET so we don’t end up getting swept up in the hysteria of dietary myths.

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Is Gluten Really the Bad Guy?

A few years ago, if someone mentioned the word gluten, they would be met with expressions of puzzlement and confusion. Fast Forward to 2015 and everywhere we turn, we see “Gluten-Free” labels plastered across all our favourite foods.

SO WHAT IS GLUTEN AND WHY MUST I BE ‘FREE’ OF IT??
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Nutrition 101

“HIGH-CARB DIET KEY TO A LONG LIFE”

“LOW-CARB DIETS LEAD TO WEIGHT LOSS”

“HIGH-CARB DIET IS BETTER THAN LOW CARB DIET FOR LOSING BODY FAT”

“NO BENEFITS IN LIMITING SALT” 

“SALT DAMAGES BLOOD VESSELS, HEART, KIDNEYS AND BRAIN”

I could link contradictory articles here all day…but I won’t!

I’ve just given you a taste of the bewildering array of dietary advice that we are bombarded with.

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