Seven health fads you may want to reconsider

From superfoods to cleanses, health fads are everywhere. Although many of these trendy alternatives to the traditional diet offer no real value, some health trends do offer benefits. Find out which health fads are worth a shot and which ones you should stay away from with these articles written by healthcare professionals.

Here’s why you should reconsider your January juice cleanse

We have all heard of the infamous “juice cleanse”, a short-term diet that consists solely of drinking fruit and vegetable juices with the goal of ridding your body of toxins. But does it really work? This article is written by a registered dietitian and provides you with a detailed answer to this question.

 

Vaping in youth: What you need to know

Vaping is becoming increasingly popular these days, especially among young teens. Although vaping is less harmful than smoking cigarettes, it is not by any means harmless. If you or your child vape, read this article to find out how this fad may be taking a toll on your health.

The anti-inflammatory diet: Is it worth the hype?

Every few years the paradigm on healthy eating shifts. Eating foods that reduce inflammation in your body has become the new “go to” diet recently, but should you spend all your money on supplements that claim to reduce inflammation? Probably not. This article discusses your best bet for reducing inflammation in your body.

Dry January: Does abstaining from alcohol for a month help as much as hoped?

“Dry January”,”sober October”, and the “100 day sobriety challenge” are just a few of many alcohol abstinence-based challenges that are designed to “purify” your body. Do they really work? Or are the health benefits negligible? The following article is written by a physician and sheds light on the actual effects of short-term sobriety challenges.

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Is the Beyond Burger actually healthy?

Alternative meat products are becoming more accessible in restaurants and grocery stores these days, but are they better for you than animal products? This article takes a deep dive into the nutrient profile of both and offers an unbiased comparison of the two.

Intermittent fasting: The key to healthy weight loss or just another fad?

Intermittent fasting is a diet that does not concern itself with what you eat, rather, when you eat it. In addition to weight loss, proponents of this diet will also advertise the other health benefits that come with intermittent fasting. Read this article to find out if intermittent fasting is all that it’s made out to be.

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Read this before trying the ketogenic diet

It seems like every few months a new revolutionary diet pops up. It can be hard to determine which of these diets actually work, but more importantly, if the diet is right for you. The newly popularized ketogenic diet, or “keto” diet has been circulating in the headlines as of late, but is it a healthy, sustainable way of eating? This article addresses some of the risks and gives you tips on how to follow this diet in a healthy manner.

If you have more questions about the right diet for you, the registered dietitians at Copeman Healthcare can help. Contact us to book your appointment today!