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!
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.