Rank #1: Coconut oil - miracle cure or marketing hype?
Kate Pereyra Garcia documents her three weeks eating coconut oil in part one of Healthy or Hoax, a new podcast series looking at the facts behind current health trends. Does it live up to the hype?
Rank #2: Healthy or Hoax?
Healthy or Hoax is a new podcast series from RNZ that looks at the new-fangled fads and tempting new trends and asks if they're really up to much. In short: Do. They. Work? Presented by Carol Hirschfeld, with help from food writer Niki Bezzant and a host of experts, the series will report on the latest things in food, fitness and leisure and ask if they're all hype or if they're actually good for you. And because we're all busy, she'll do it in under 20 minutes. It's out soon. Here's a taste.
Rank #3: Is raw food better than cooked?
In episode six of Healthy or Hoax, Carol Hirschfeld wonders whether we would be better off eating food raw, rather than cooking it. I mean, who needs fire?
Rank #4: Can you float your troubles away?
In part five of Healthy or Hoax, Carol Hirschfeld gives flotation pods a try to see whether they could be an answer for those looking to de-stress.
Rank #5: Getting milk out of an almond
A raft of new dairy substitutes are turning up on supermarket shelves, but in part four of Healthy or Hoax we ask: can they really be called milk?
Rank #6: What's really in your smoothie?
Greens powders are firmly entrenched as part of the smoothie craze, but in episode three of Healthy or Hoax we find out there's one ingredient in there you might not expect.
Rank #7: Is high-intensity exercise too much of a good thing?
In part two of Healthy or Hoax, Carol Hirschfeld hits the gym for some High Intensity Interval Training and finds it can take you up a notch... if you fit the bill. So is HIIT right for you?