10 Food Trends You Should Probably Avoid

Extreme Diets:

Diets that severely restrict calories or eliminate entire food groups can be unhealthy and unsustainable in the long term.

Detox Cleanses:

Many detox cleanses claim to rid the body of toxins, but there is little scientific evidence to support these claims.

Activated Charcoal:

While activated charcoal has been touted as a detoxifier, it can also bind to medications and nutrients, potentially reducing their effectiveness.

Fortified Foods:

Foods that are fortified with vitamins and minerals may seem healthy, but they can also lead to excessive intake of certain nutrients.

Coconut Oil:

While coconut oil has some health benefits, it is high in saturated fat, which can increase cholesterol levels when consumed in excess.


Unless you have celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity, there is no need to avoid gluten.

Dietary Supplements:

While some dietary supplements can be beneficial, others may be unnecessary or even harmful.

Fad Superfoods:

While some superfoods are indeed nutritious, others may be overhyped and expensive.

Protein Powders:

While protein powders can be a convenient way to increase protein intake.


While artificial sweeteners can help reduce calorie intake, they may also disrupt the gut microbiota.

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