Some Health Fads May Not Be All That Healthy

Some Health Fads May Not Be All That Healthy

A scientific review of food and nutrition reveals that some recent diet fads are not as healthy as believed. The aim of the study was to provide clinicians with the right tools to help their patients.

Key takeaways:

– Juicing may damage a good diet since it leaves out a lot of fiber and nutrients contained in whole fruits and vegetables.

– The high-dose antioxidant dietary supplements are no better than simply eating foods rich in antioxidants.

– Gluten-free diets are not good for healthy people who can digest whole grains that are laden with much needed nutrients.

Coconut oil is a recent health food fad, but coconut is naturally loaded with unhealthy saturated fats, Freeman and Lichtenstein said. People would do better to use olive and vegetable oils in their cooking, since they contain healthy unsaturated fats.

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