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Wednesday 16 January 2019

Dr Ali Hill, Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Applied Human Nutrition, discusses the benefits of the so-called healthy living regimes of 'peak zen' health fanatics.

January is a popular month for newspapers to publish health and fitness articles. One that caught my eye was in The Times and featured health fanatics who have reached “peak zen” (whatever that is). There’s Alex Beer (38), a model, Tim Gray (39), founder of a web marketing company, and Dasha Maximov (30), a freelance business consultant.

Let’s start with Alex Beer’s regime. He likes to drink “slightly pink” raw coconut water the minute he wakes up. Staying hydrated is important, but there’s no reason to choose coconut water over the regular stuff. A recent study found no difference in hydration when using tap water or coconut water.

Read Dr Ali Hill's article in full on The Conversation