4 Problems with “Raw Till 4”

Raw Till 4 is a “lifestyle” plan that was designed by Adelaide born Youtuber and blogger, Freelee the Banana Girl. As you can probably guess from the name, on this diet you eat “only raw fruits and greens till 4pm then follow with a high carb, low-fat cooked vegan dinner”.

The idea is based on the theory that the food we eat contains natural enzymes that help us digest food, and when we cook the food we destroy these natural enzymes and therefore our bodies cannot access to nutrients contained within. 

But is this really the case? 

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The “Detox” Myth

When I hear the word detox, I think of lemon water, green juices, “skinny-me tea” and the hundreds of Instagram’s that these products have been splashed across. The toned, tanned, healthy looking bodies really sell the idea that these things really work! 

But just how safe and effective are these products? 

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Repost: Rebecca Reynolds (RNutr) on The Power of Celebrity Nutrition

Quit sugar, go paleo, embrace ‘clean food’: the power of celebrity nutrition*

Rebecca Charlotte Reynolds, UNSW Australia**

Celebrities of nutrition evoke feelings of awe, envy and adulation in many of us. While the Gwyneth Paltrows of the group first achieve celebrity status in other fields, others first make a name for themselves in food and nutrition, despite not having formal nutrition qualifications. Think Pete Evans, Sarah Wilson and Belle Gibson, whose nutrition empire has crumbled over the past week.
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