Food trends such as juicing and raw food diets are ubiquitous today. It seems that almost every week sees the birth of a new healthy lifestyle bestseller.
Sue Mah, a Toronto-based registered dietician and media spokesperson, says consumers are always looking for a sexy quick fix to cure their ailments, but a quick solution isn’t always the correct solution.
Many of the fad diets that dance in and out of popularity miss the big health picture. Mah explains that a juicing diet, for instance, can be too low in calories, and because we don’t register liquid calories the same way as we do calories from solid foods, we can be left feeling hungrier.
Another concern with juicing diets is the lack of protein, which is an important component Mah says should be included at every meal for satiety and optimal muscle building.