This post is the fifth in a series of six that I’m doing in a sponsor partnership with the Cherry Marketing Institute. As always, words and opinions are mine.
“Put butter in your coffee; it’ll give you more energy and it’s better for you.”
“Eat low-carb, mostly fat … it’ll help you run longer.”
And my favorite: “Stop eating food, just drink Soylent!”
When I think of food trends, this is what I think of. Internet sensations that flare up and often fizzle out just as quickly.
(Actually, I’m not being fair to the three I listed to start this post. There’s some actual science behind the first two, and even if I don’t personally do them, it’s clear they’re working for some people. Number 3, though, is just dumb.)
We all like to laugh at food trends, to pretend we’re experts as we look back at the silly things we used to do (or that people in other camps do now). But some of what we now call trends will endure, and eventually we won’t think of them as trends at all. That’s how change happens.
So which ones are legit? That’s the big question, and your guess is as good as mine.
All of that said, here are five trends I’m betting my health on.
An admission: call me spineless, but I have trouble diving headlong into almost any new diet, preferring to experiment and then tweak to my liking. You’ll see that most of the trends I list here come with an explanation of where I’m not fully buying in, and what I’m doing to moderate.