Saturday 29 April 2017

Clean eating advice leaves a bad taste in the mouth

The bloggers who spout pseudo-science must be taken to task before they spread their neuroses, writes Ciara O'Connor

HIGH PRIESTESS OF CURLY KALE: Ella Mills
HIGH PRIESTESS OF CURLY KALE: Ella Mills

Ciara O'Connor

It's been a tough year for wellness. Documentaries have revealed the 'dirty truth' about clean eating, and last week the National Osteoporosis Society warned that trendy diets could pose significant future health risks for an ever-growing population of young dairy-refuseniks.

Without urgent action to encourage the under-30s to ditch overly restrictive diets which eliminate milk, we face a future where broken bones will become the norm, warned Susan Lanham-New, clinical adviser to the UK's National Osteoporosis Society and professor of nutrition at the University of Surrey.

However, fresh from her history of art degree, Deliciously Ella Mills writes that, "calcium from milk really isn't as great for your bones as most of us have been brought up to believe". In fact, she confides, "it can actually cause calcium loss in our bones! This is because milk causes the pH of our bodies to become acidic which triggers a natural reaction in our bodies to bring the pH of our blood back to neutral."

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