Tuesday June 2, 2020

Hard to swallow: calling time on the clean eating trend

Many of the health claims for these diets don’t weigh up and are causing more harm than good, writes Gillian Nelis

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor

22nd January, 2017

In the 20 years that she has been practising as a dietician, Sarah Keogh has seen a steady stream of fad diets come and go. She has also seen at first hand the effects some of them can have on the body.

“There’s a bowel condition called diverticulitis that, during the first 15 years I was practising, I only ever saw in people over 50,” says Keogh, who is based in Dublin.

“But over...

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