Wellness or woo-woo: The eight biggest food myths exposed

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Wellness or woo-woo: The eight biggest food myths exposed

From Paleo to coconut and the 'power' of turmeric, it's time to ditch the food fads

Rosie Saunt and Helen West

We all know that what we choose to eat can have an impact on our health, and right now there’s no shortage of advice, from cookbooks, apps and Instagram health gurus.

But most of us are still walking about wondering things like: Should I be cutting carbs? Or eating them, but just not the gluten-filled ones? Should I be vegan? Or Paleo? The simple act of eating has become a minefield of paradoxical “facts”.

Obviously, not everyone talking about nutrition on the internet is doing a bad job, and many of the people out there have good intentions. But as dietitians, and founders of The Rooted Project – offering up nutrition information based on facts, not fads – we believe that people with significant influence and followings have an ethical responsibility to get it right...

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