One of food blogger Elaine Lin’s #foodparsed Instagram posts showing a “BLT” sandwich made with seitan (wheat gluten) instead of bacon. Photo: Courtesy of Instagram

Orthorexia: when healthy eating goes too far and you get ill and stop going out with friends in case the food on offer is ‘unclean’

‘Clean’ eating is all the rage, but is it as wholesome as it sounds or a slippery slope from healthy weight-loss practice to serious eating disorder? We take a closer look at this diet trend that’s got many of its followers obsessed

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One of food blogger Elaine Lin’s #foodparsed Instagram posts showing a “BLT” sandwich made with seitan (wheat gluten) instead of bacon. Photo: Courtesy of Instagram
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Sasha Gonzales

Sasha Gonzales

Sasha writes about a variety of subjects, from health and beauty to design, architecture, food and travel. Her work has appeared in a number of publications in Asia, including Wine & Dine, The Peak, SilverKris and Her World Singapore. She has been writing regularly for the South China Morning Post since 2011.