The best health articles debunking the worst health myths
Is Salt Healthy?
The World Health Organisation recommend adults eat no more than 5g (1 tsp) of salt a day. So, is there anything wrong with this recommendation? Let’s take a closer look at the evidence…
The Big Lie Call BMI
If you’ve ever had a health check with your doctor or dietitian, they probably made a note of your BMI. But, is it a reliable indicator of your body composition and overall wellness?
Is Ketosis Dangerous?
It really is a sad fact that some experts add more to the confusion surrounding health and nutrition then they do to clear things up. One such area is that of ketosis vs ketoacidosis...
The Truth About Full Fat Dairy
For years we have been fed lies and/or inaccurate information about what constitutes a healthy diet. One of the biggest pieces of misinformation we’ve been told is to avoid unhealthy fats, specifically saturated fat.
Negative Calorie Foods
This dieting concept sounds so good you really do want to believe it’s true. Basically, some foods require more energy to digest than the calories contained within the food, and so eating them will help you lose weight.
Is Oatmeal Healthy?
Oatmeal is one of those foods everyone thinks is super healthy. But, is that really the case? Oats are said to lower bad cholesterol, keep us feeling fuller for longer, as well as being a good source of important nutrients.
The Truth About Saturated Fat
While we have dutifully reduced the percentage of calories we take in from saturated fat over those years, what can’t be ignored is that we continue to have worryingly high rates of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Why?
Muscle Weighs More Than Fat?
A commonly cited excuse to explain a lack of consistent results, is that muscle weighs more than fat. Thus, it’s our intensive exercise regimen that’s to blame for the lack of overall weight loss. But, is this the case?
The Truth About Starvation Mode
If you’ve ever hit a weight loss plateau, no doubt someone has tried to ‘diagnose’ your plight as the result of the mystery ‘starvation mode.’ But, is this a true phenomenon, or simply another misinformed dieting myth?
The Issue With Calories
Many people emphasize that weight management is a simple game of math. Maintaining your weight, therefore, is merely about consuming the same number of calories your body burns each day. But is this true?