Alkaline water has been promoted as beneficial to health for decades, and lately as a performance-enhancing sports drink, but there’s no solid evidence to back up such claims. Photo: Alamy

Is alkaline water really better for you? There’s no solid proof that it is

  • The jury is still out on whether alkaline water boosts energy, strengthens bones, fights cancer, or is better than other bottled waters – and even tap water
  • Consuming water that’s filtered and contains minerals, and getting enough of it, is more important
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Alkaline water has been promoted as beneficial to health for decades, and lately as a performance-enhancing sports drink, but there’s no solid evidence to back up such claims. Photo: Alamy
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Keto diet food ingredients. It forces the body to use fat as its primary energy source, which our bodies are not designed for – and can be harmful – a nutritionist says.

Keto and paleo diets: what they leave out might just be what you need – and you may gain weight, not lose it

  • Keto dieters get most of their energy from fat, and paleo dieters from protein. Nutritionists explain the downsides and risks of both, and question their logic
  • A Hong Kong health coach who tried the keto diet, believing it to be an alternative to taking medication long term, tells us how it went wrong for her
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Keto diet food ingredients. It forces the body to use fat as its primary energy source, which our bodies are not designed for – and can be harmful – a nutritionist says.
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