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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“Should I Buy Organic?”

The word “organic” can be plastered across anything these days and it will sell! Just yesterday I walked past a stand in WH Smith selling “organic” underwear…I then walked up to the counter and was greeted by different types of “organic” chocolate bars.

Now this is by no means a new phenomenon, but I was still left wondering: “is organic really the superior choice, or just another marketing ploy?”. 

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“Fruit Has Too Much Sugar”

There is no denying that the abuse of sugar is a major issue in our modern western diet. In particular sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) such as soft drink and cordials have led to excess consumption of sugar which is linked to Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease and numerous dental issues…so you can understand why any health conscious person would be tempted to cut it out all together!

But is “sugar-free” really the answer? 

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Let’s talk about Avocado (sneaky recipe included)

There is no denying it. The AVOCADO has had a huge resurgence in popularity recently, being featured on pages of magazines, wellness blogs and instagrams all over the net. But it still happens to be on the ‘naughty’ list for many who avoid the high ‘fat content’ in the belief that ‘by eating fat, they will get fat’.

However, as more and more research is being done, it has become clear that this is not the case!

So we decided to take a closer look at the avocado fruit, and find out exactly why it’s making a comeback! 

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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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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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