11 Popular Diet Trends, DecodedRead

Nutrition

11 Popular Diet Trends, Decoded

If you haven't tried one of these popular diet trends, you've sure known someone who has. In fact, even a few at that. There's a reason for "diet-hopping," where pure fascination or "success" stories from friends and family compel us to try something new to detox and see how we feel. Experimentation is an adventure. However, are these diets safe? Are they good for us? Effective? It's important to know the dangers of diets before embarking on them, as there can be serious consequences. And, even if the diet isn't harmful, it could be ineffective, which would be a total waste of time (and enjoyment of certain foods!) all for nothing . Luckily, here's a cheat sheet as to which diets might be worth the investment and should be avoided, instead.
5 Grains To Eat If You're Trying To Stay Gluten-FreeRead

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5 Grains To Eat If You're Trying To Stay Gluten-Free

You don't need to give up your pasta and rice forever, but it's worth trying a few different gluten-free grains that are packed with nutrients and flavor. Besides, there are several perks to eating more gluten-free grains in general, as it's easier for the body to digest and absorb.
Is Your Snacking Habit Actually Healthy? These Are The Best/Worst Dried Fruits To EatRead

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Is Your Snacking Habit Actually Healthy? These Are The Best/Worst Dried Fruits To Eat

If you're thinking that dried fruit is always a healthy snack, think again. It all comes down to what fruits you're using and whether it's store-bought or homemade. In general, if you make your own trail mix , you can limit sugary items, such as dried fruit, and balance the sweetness out with protein-packed and lower sodium choices, like unsalted nuts and seeds.