Health trends I can’t get on board with

The great things about trends is that they introduce you to new tastes and ideas that you can sample at your leisure. I’m not a slave to the hot new thing though and I refuse to choose what I eat with popularity in mind. I always like to trial new things that come along and below are a few health food trends that I’ve tried, but not taken forward to my everyday life.

Hot water with lemon. Health gurus always seem to start their day with a mug of hot water and lemon, which is apparently good for digestion. I tried is for a couple of mornings and I made me retch. There’s something about the warm citrus water that makes my stomach churn. Plus, I read recently that the acid is not good for your teeth. I always gulp water when I wake up, regular tap water, which leads me nicely onto . . .

Bottled water. It is a crime in my eyes that we even have bottled water in this country. Sure, it’s convenient when you’re out and about, but for those people who drink nothing but bottled water, they should be hit with an environmental fine. We are so lucky in this country to have constant access to clean drinking water and its a luxury that shouldn’t be snubbed. If you’re really fussy, paying for a filtration system to be installed is still better than wasting plastic on a daily basis.

Avocado and kale. These are a little different because I like both of these foods, but they don’t seem to like me! Whenever I eat avo, it gives me horrible stomach cramp and strangely enough, my sister is exactly the same. My reaction to kale isn’t as extreme, but it makes me feel gassy and bloated so I stay away. I get my green goodness from spinach and broccoli instead.

Drinking out of jars. That’s what glasses were invented for people!

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Alternative porridge. Now, I haven’t sampled other grains in porridge yet, so I might be proved otherwise. But what’s wrong with oats? They are nutritional powerhouses, cheap, delicious and easy to prepare. Even the gluten free ones work out cheaper than buckwheat groats, with a lot less faff. Does anyone have an alternative grain recipe that might change my mind? I’m always prepared to expand my foodie horizons.

I would love to hear your thoughts on my list, whether you agree or disagree. Is there a trend that you can’t get on board with? Tell me all about it in the comments section below.

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24 thoughts on “Health trends I can’t get on board with

  1. You’re dislike of drinking out of jars made me laugh. I grew up drinking out of jars. I think a lot of country people do it as a matter of economy and just the fact that a jar has a nice size to it and can be lidded when heading back outside for more work. I can remember my daddy taking quart jars of frozen tea with him for a day of farming in the hot sun.

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  3. I too tried the lemon warm water bit and it didn’t agree with me either. It’s good to be open enough to try new things but then you have to listen to your own body! About the water: it’s tap water for me but unfortunately, because of the chemical residues in it, it has to be bottled water for my very sensitive husband! (Sulfite allergies).
    Thank you for stopping by my blog. Difficult to cook when dealing with food issues, but I am determined to keep trying!

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    • Hi, thanks for stopping by. I’m glad I’m not the only one who didn’t get on with lemon water, it really doesn’t agree with me. That’s interesting about your husband, I didn’t know about sulfite allergies. Definitely keep trying, I promise it gets easier πŸ™‚

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  4. I am not sure of the benefits of drinking acidic drinks. But I do know that isn’t good for the teeth. The second part of my problem with this is. What is your beginning PH and what is your target PH. You could check your PH by using a PH meter or strip. I would check saliva and urine. Going in and coming out. Not scientific but as a farmer I check the PH of soil and water. Other considerations would be the PH of your drinking water and your food. Especially juices. Fads can be sad.

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  5. Thanks for the giggles – I have to say I wholeheartedly agree on all counts. Along the lines of drinking out of jars I would add stupidly small tumblers for wine. (If I wanted to slurp it, why wouldn’t I just grab the bottle?) And bottles of water especially just for convenience are a pet peeve of mine. I am intrigued to try chia pudding but I can’t see it replacing oatmeal on a cold winter day.
    Thanks also for stopping by my blog. It’s always great to know the words resound with someone besides yourself πŸ™‚

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    • Yes! If I’m having wine, I want it in a wine glass, the one that was designed for wine πŸ˜„ Thank you so much, I’m glad you enjoyed the post. It’s so nice to meet like minded people in the blogging world 😊

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  6. Bacon in and on everything and then calling it healthy. Yes, it may add a lot of flavor but it isn’t particularly healthy.
    I do love drinking out of a jar though, I have a 3 year old and we don’t break glasses anymore!

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    • Oh my goodness yes! Or labelling a whole plate of fried vegetables as healthy. Haha! That’s fair enough for the sake of your glasses, but would you mind being served a jar in a bar? πŸ˜„

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