Ultimately, categorising some foods as 'clean' and automatically implicating others as less so plays into an emotive narrative around food which polarises dietary habits in such a way that promotes rigidity, which for many people is only going to be unsustainable.
There are many restauranteurs completely committed to the free-from trade- so committed that they've gone exclusively free-from; offering their customers everything from gluten free onion rings to sugar-free cheesecake! Read on to find the restaurants that make living with a restricted diet, just that bit easier...
It's a toughie. In the kitchen I am rarely just cooking. There is usually also some tidying, cleaning, laundry and conversation also taking place. And often a toddler driving a plastic car into my legs.
Here's the low-down of the most popular diet plans available, and the pros and cons from a scientific point-of-view ...
Exercise wise, I didn't put any pressure on myself to start doing big lengthy gym sessions. I done little workouts in the house when I had a second and I made sure I eased back into it slowly.
Have you noticed a bit of a theme going on here? Chocolate and Orange AGAIN? Well, it is my favourite chocolate combo and when you can healthily eat chocolate for breakfast with the sprightly zest of orange, what could possibly be wrong with that?
Too much sugar has been linked to obesity in both adults and children. With Britain about to bring in a new sugar tax, it will be interesting to see how this will affect the sales of fizzy drinks and the overall health of the country as a whole.
Fat. It's such a big issue! Whether it's 'being fat', avoiding too much fat or making sure you include the right fats for a healthy pregnancy diet - but which are the good fats and which are the bad fats for pregnant women?
Alongside my Instagram addiction, I find myself scouring over 'what I ate' blogs, desperate to find someone with my appetite, only to feel gluttonous. All of a sudden I'm sitting at home, wondering why I'm the person who is dependent on everyone else at the table agreeing to seconds, dessert or a midnight snack.
Most of are lacking in some nutrients and these nutrients are very important for our health. While we may be eating more than enough in terms of calories, sugar, processed fats or carbohydrates, there are certain important nutrients that are very low in the population as a whole.
If you, like many readers of us, are working on improving your gut health or just want to give your immune system a helping hand in this cold weather then it's likely that probiotics are already on your radar.
Celebrity fans such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Shailene Woodley are just a few of the Bone Broth evangelists who argue that the popular liquid diet can transform your appearance, improve health and revitalise energy levels. The Bone Broth programme founded by Tim Connor is just one of the new health food, clean eating regimes which is attracting a lot of admiration. ..
This spicy avocado dip is so creamy and delicious with sweet potato wedges. Avocados are everywhere these days. You see them in smoothies, on toast with lavish toppings, and made into decadent chocolate mousse.
You're probably familiar with the health halo effect: that's when you think a food is healthy simply because it has a reputation for being so. It's the reason why (like most of us) it may have taken you years to realise that cornflakes and diet coke aren't healthy options. But you're older and wiser now, and there's no way you'll fall for fake health foods again right?
There are many superfoods which do provide your body with a fab amount of nutrients...but there is no miracle food out there that's going to burn fat like we all secretly hope superfoods will. ;)
With our guilt-ridden hearts heaved into our wallets we handed our coats to the immaculately dressed waitress who took us to our seats. We were painfully aware that we weren't going to get off lightly and that the Kid's Menu was unlikely to get a look in.