The Dangers of #cleaneating

The whole idea of clean eating would be pretty harmless if it was mostly about eating fresh food and being more restrained when it comes to highly processed foods. In a time when Australia is facing an obesity epidemic (63% of Australian adults are overweight or obese), it hardly seems as though a dedication to a healthy diet could be a negative thing. But by categorising food as being either “clean” or “unclean”, we are entering into murky and undefined waters.
Have we underestimated the huge impact language has on our relationship with food? 
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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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