While the prevalence of health and wellness bloggers across Instagram and other social media these days has undeniably served some purpose – sparking interest among followers about a healthier way of life – there’s also a potentially negative side of their popularity.
Often, these variations on ‘clean eating’ diets may require followers to cut out certain food groups for one reason or another; a principle which doesn’t sit well with some qualified nutritionists who advocate a balanced diet along with exercise as being the best way to maintain a healthy body.
So, Cosmopolitan talked to Dr Emma Derbyshire to gather her thoughts about some of the claims from various wellness bloggers. Dr Emma Derbyshire, PhD is a registered public health nutritionist with a degree in Nutritional Biochemistry and a PhD in human nutrition, so it’s safe to say she knows her stuff. Here’s what she thought about some recent claims: