A dietitian puts extreme ‘clean eating’ claims to the test – and the results aren’t pretty

Sophie Medlin, ‎Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics, King’s College London in an article in The Conversation takes a look at the “clean eating” claims such as:

“Some clean eating bloggers claim to have cured themselves of diseases. The kinds of medical conditions that clean eating is supposed to cure are often conditions that are not well understood, such as chronic fatigue, which leaves sufferers desperate for a solution. And where there is desperation there is always someone willing to sell help – however unscientific.”

Or:

“Some clean eaters promote an alkaline diet to prevent excess acidity in the body. Ironically, our stomach acid is only slightly less acidic than battery acid so anything you eat will be immediately placed into a highly acidic environment where the pH is tightly controlled. You cannot manipulate your body’s pH through diet and you don’t need to try.”

Find the full article at The Conversation.

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