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10 Food Trends You Should Probably Avoid

Extreme Diets:

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

Detox Diets:

There's little scientific evidence to support the idea that detox diets remove toxins from your body. Your liver and kidneys already do this naturally.

Activated Charcoal:

While it's sometimes used in emergency medicine to treat poisoning, there's no evidence to support the health claims around consuming.

Raw Water:

Drinking untreated or unfiltered water can expose you to harmful bacteria and parasites.


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

Protein Consumption:

While protein is important, consuming far more than your body needs can strain your kidneys and may lead to other health issues.


Many of these products are unregulated and can have harmful side effects. It's best to get nutrients from whole foods.

Artificial Sweeteners:

While they can be useful for some people in moderation, relying heavily on artificial sweeteners may affect your taste for sweetness.

Superfood Claims:

While some foods are rich in nutrients, no single food can provide all the nutrients your body needs. It's best to eat a varied diet.

Skipping Meals

Consistently skipping meals can lead to nutrient deficiencies and may disrupt your metabolism.