AND THREE WE’RE NOT SO SURE ABOUT…

Good Housekeeping (UK) - - Good Health -

THE KETO DIET

Hyped as a quick weight-loss fix, a mood sta­biliser and even a diet to help treat cancer, the com­bi­na­tion of very low carb, high pro­tein and high fat does force your body into fat-burn­ing mode – but that’s not the whole pic­ture. Because keto eat­ing is so re­stric­tive it’s hard to fol­low long term. Fa­tigue, bad breath, nau­sea and con­sti­pa­tion can come as part of the pack­age and the rapid weight loss evens out over time. ‘It’s not a healthy way to eat and if you lose weight on a keto diet, it’s only because you’re cut­ting calo­ries,’ says Anita.

CRUNCH ON A CRICKET

We’re run­ning out of sus­tain­able an­i­mal pro­tein and some peo­ple be­lieve that bugs are the food of the fu­ture. In many other cul­tures in­sects are a prized del­i­cacy, high in cal­cium, zinc, iron and lean pro­tein. If you want to try it, you can buy crick­ets and meal­worms on­line!

CHAR­COAL FOOD

Black pizza and burger buns? It’s claimed to de­liver a smoky umami flavour and health ben­e­fits but Anita is scep­ti­cal. ‘Char­coal is used medic­i­nally and some peo­ple be­lieve that it can ab­sorb tox­ins but the body has its own detox mech­a­nisms and there’s no ev­i­dence that added char­coal does any good. In fact, it could even bind to nu­tri­ents and re­duce ab­sorp­tion.’

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