We've all heard of the benefits of cutting a food group from your diet and we have to admit, there's several of us here that have jumped on the fad-diet bandwagon. Whether it's gluten making you bloated, or dairy making you lethargic - claims are made and disputed on a rolling cycle within the media so the question is, who do you believe?
Hannah Ebelthite, reporting for Glamour, has investigated for herself and as it so happens, she found that embracing some of these demonised food groups can actually have a positive impact on our overall well-being.
There will of course be other experts who will refute these claims however, anyone who believes that the odd slice of cake isn't all that bad for us, is alright in our book.
These days, it's hard to be sure what a healthy diet means. All the food chat coming from social media seems to start with 'no' or end in 'free'. Whether you want a slimmer waist, flatter abs, clearer skin, a calmer gut or more energy, the message seems to be that cutting out foods containing gluten, wheat, dairy or sugar - or banning carbs altogether - is the way to go. But is slashing a whole food type -sometimes a whole food group - ever a good idea? "If it's medically necessary," says Helen Bond, spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association. "But if it's not, then you're veering into faddy eating." So before you join a free-from tribe, read our expert guide - and proceed with caution.