DI­ETS TO AVOID

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Healthy Communities -

The DAA re­leased a state­ment recog­nis­ing the three worst di­ets for 2014 as voted on by hun­dreds of Aus­tralian nu­tri­tion ex­perts.

Th­ese were the Le­mon Detox Diet, Skin­nyMe tea and the Ashy Bines Bikini Body Chal­lenge (clean-eat­ing diet ad­vice).

DAA chief ex­ec­u­tive Claire He­wat also re­cently crit­i­cised the highly pub­li­cised pa­leo diet.

“A re­cent search of the pub­lished stud­ies look­ing at Palae­olithic di­ets re­vealed no more than 10 stud­ies, all with very few par­tic­i­pants over very short time­frames,” she said.

“Any diet ex­clud­ing whole food groups should raise sus­pi­cions.

“The idea of cut­ting out grain-based foods and legumes is not backed by sci­ence, and eat­ing more meat than is needed by the body cer­tainly has risks, ac­cord­ing to the World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion.”

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