January 2020

Lemon water is no superfood

Yesterday I was interviewed on the health effects of lemon water for an article at NU.nl. However, except maybe for seamen with scurvy a few centuries ago, lemon juice is no superfood. A glass of lemon water in the morning won’t help you burn fat or detox your body. Fortunately, there is also isn’t much harm in drinking lemon juice. It is low in sugar so it’s a healthy alternative over other fruit juices.

June 2019

Fruit vs fruit juice at Nu.nl

This week I was interviewed by Nu.nl on whether ‘drinking fruit’ is as healthy as eating it. Read here why you shouldn’t drink juice to compensate a low fruit intake (in Dutch).

May 2019

January 2018

December 2017

October 2017

August 2017

Interview AD – Can charcoal foods help you detox?

I got an interesting question from a journalist this week: is it healthy to eat foods with charcoal? Apparently it’s a hype to add activated charcoal to foods to ‘detox’. My response: yes, this product works as detox if you have an acute intoxication with certain poisons, because it binds these toxins in the stomach and helps to eliminate then. But it binds not only toxins, but also certain vitamins, minerals, and medications. So if you don’t have an acute it’s not only nonsense but even potentially dangerous!

 Link to audio fragment (in Dutch)

 Link to video  fragment (in Dutch)

 

 

 

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