Every summer we are bombarded with these ridiculous health trends because people need to lose weight fast to fit into their bikinis. So let’s start that cycle all over again this year with the hottest health trends for the summer of 2017. From apple cider vinegar to charcoal, we dive into the strangest and most popular diets that you won’t stop hearing about until autumn. Get ready for these scientifically UNTESTED diet trends that are sweeping our nation.
Touted by trendsetters like Rihanna and Gwyneth Paltrow, Bone Broth is the latest Hollywood health trend that has almost zero scientific data backing it. Why do people listen to celebrities like they have all the answers? Bone Broth is just an offshoot of the Paleo diet and that has been shown to be pretty unhealthy over a long period. Sure, drinking bone broth will fill you up and make you eat less, that’s why it is popular, not for the supposed health benefits that have no actual backing.
Surely you have seen people in person or on Instagram drinking jet-black charcoal filled drinks, but how healthy is it? These people will say the activated charcoal is acting as a detox for their body but the science behind this trend is shaky at best. This trend grew from emergency rooms, where they often use activated charcoal to help with drug overdoses, but that’s about the only time it should be ingested. I say let’s keep the charcoal in the grill this summer and how about trying portion control and working out this summer.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This isn’t a new trend, but it has been gaining traction over the past couple of years. People have been drinking this stuff when they had a cold for years but now people drink it every day to lose weight. The vinegar will actually destroy your teeth enamel and can lead to burns in your esophagus, so maybe skip this trend and try eating an actual apple instead.
Coconut oil has been used in many different ways in the past few years from topical to ingesting it. People believe that coconut oil contains (MCT) medium-chain triglycerides, which help burn calories, so of course ingesting mass amounts of coconut oil has to make you lose weight, right? Doctors warn against trends like this because there is no one food that is magic for losing weight, so people need to realize that. Losing weight isn’t easy and coconut oil isn’t going to magically fix it.
Turmeric is the hottest spice these days and you can’t go two meals without it being introduced. The spice contains curcumin, which has shown signs of an anti-inflammatory so people are making the leap to turmeric being a weight loss tool. People need to realize that none of these trends will help you keep weight off consistently.
Let’s have a summer free of all these useless trends and really just try and watch what we eat, exercise regularly and enjoy your cheat meals here and there, done deal.