Leading Harley Street Nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert, best selling author of Re-Nourish: A Simple Way To Eat Well
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Research by supermarket Sainsbury’s found that more than a fifth (21%) of young people refer to social media, YouTube stars and bloggers to find information on healthy eating; while 44% of young people think that cutting out a whole food group can promote a healthy lifestyle. This is very concerning, since many of those social media stars are not qualified nutritional experts and, as such, their advice is not monitored. Therefore, this can be misleading or simply wrong. You’ll rarely find mention of a nutritional degree, which teaches the evidence-based biochemistry, physiology, pathophysiology and psychology required to be able to safely advise what someone should and shouldn’t be eating.
Practising health professionals like myself, by virtue of our relationship with our clients, have a duty of care. We are bound by a code of conduct and ethics approved by government legislation. I actually believe self-proclaimed health bloggers are doing nothing wrong by encouraging healthy eating, yet with their immeasurable influence, surely there has to be a responsibility to ground their promises in evidence. Above all else, no matter what qualifications or lack thereof, we should all be deeply suspicious of pseudoscience, when claims are presented as being plausible or ‘scientific’, but are not justifiable by science or fact.
Most of us would like to be healthier and learning about food should always be encouraged. Unfortunately, as long as the term ‘nutritionist’ remains legally unprotected, anyone can call themselves a nutritionist regardless of whether or not they have any formal training, while many doctors and GPs are frustrated that nutrition doesn’t form part of their existing medical training. It’s never been more important to approach the right health professionals and for us all to work together and collaborate in the best interests of the public.
Things like juice cleanses, low carb, low fat, ‘tea-toxes’, all come under what we call a ‘fad diet’ and we should basically just stay clear of them. There is absolutely nothing that you can get from a fad diet, that you can’t get from eating 3 well balanced meals a day. Extreme diets often lead to low energy, poor concentration and nutritional deficiencies. These things are factors that individuals often don’t think about, especially when you’re on a mission to lose weight. I believe we should focus on the nutrition value of the food we are eating, not the calorific content. If we all started to pay our attention to the nutrients our bodies need, there would be no place for a fad diet.
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To facilitate the myriad of biochemical processes that go on inside us each and every day we all need a wide variety of vitamins and minerals. To get these nutrients we need to eat a wide variety of different kinds of food, but, alarmingly, many of us eat a very restricted diet in which we repeatedly choose our favourite meals. In contrast, in Japan people eat a far more varied diet, often consuming around 100 different varieties of food each week. Is it any wonder, therefore, that the United Kingdom finds itself at Number 37 in the world rankings for life expectancy, while Japan finds itself at Number 3?
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Fats, also called lipids, are provided in the diet from such sources as animal protein, butter, oils, nuts, and many refined products. Fats are often thought of as bad, a myth perpetuated by the many fat-free products flooding store shelves.
Do you still think that nuts are a snack to stay away from, because of their high fat content? Well let us show you something you might not have known!