7 episodes

Carol Hirschfeld looks at the latest food & fitness trends to discover what's good for you and what's gobbledygook. In short: Do they work?

RNZ: Healthy or Hoax Radio New Zealand

    • Health & Fitness

Carol Hirschfeld looks at the latest food & fitness trends to discover what's good for you and what's gobbledygook. In short: Do they work?

    Is raw food better than cooked?

    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?

    • 16 min
    Can you float your troubles away?

    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.

    • 17 min
    Getting milk out of an almond

    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?

    • 19 min
    What's really in your smoothie?

    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.

    • 18 min
    Is high-intensity exercise too much of a good thing?

    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?

    • 12 min
    Coconut oil - miracle cure or marketing hype?

    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?

    • 20 min

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