Category: Controversies

Eating healthy is expensive

I am not going to lie to you. In today’s times, it is easier to eat junk then to try and have a healthy diet. Often the things that are not so good for us are cheap and are convenient. I know many people that want to eat healthily but feel they can’t because it is too expensive. I wanted to see if that was true and so I decided to try to make a weekly menu plan that was healthy and with a weekly budget of less than £20.

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Should we eat red meat? A nutritionist’s view.

Red meat refers to flesh from mammals and fowl that are red in appearance when raw or cooked. Red meat is a nutrient rich food that contains a variety of macronutrients and micronutrients.

Eating red meat is a very controversial topic in the nutrition world. Some say that we should completely cut it out of our diets, while others have taken a more eat in moderation view. In this article, I will be investigating the health benefits and consequences of red meat and after picking at the evidence, decide if red meat has a place in a healthy diet.

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Tackling food poverty: Should UK food outlets be forced to give away unsold food?

food-wasteAlthough Britain is the seventh richest country in the world, many people suffer from food poverty (1) . Food poverty is by defined as the inability to afford, or to have access to food to make up a healthy diet. It is about the quality of food as well as quantity (2). It is estimated that at least 4.7 million live in food poverty in the UK (3).

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Are detox diets beneficial or complete nonsense?

   detox-diets (1) I decided to write about detox diets because of the controversy surrounding them in the nutrition world. I’ve heard many nutrition experts say they are great but I have also heard others view detox diets as nonsense. I believe that my article may not be welcomed by all, but I am more than happy to hear your thoughts on this.

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Is gluten really the enemy?

gfAdopting a gluten-free (GF) diet has become quite the fad over recent years with not only celebrities like Miley Cyrus, but also with individuals that proclaim themselves to be experts in nutritional science. Gluten has been linked to a variety of health conditions for e.g. migraines, weight gain etc. Now, many believe that going on a gluten-free diet is a healthy dietary choice for everyone. This post will discuss if this is indeed true.

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To diet or not to diet? That is the question…

diet-300x248Many people across the globe have tried diets at some stage to attempt to lose weight. While some people would vouch that dieting helped them successfully lose weight, many others have had very negative experiences. As a result, there is an air of doubt into whether or not dieting really works.


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