Is your head about to explode from all the supposedly healthy food trends you're seeing all over social media? If you're having a hard time separating bogus from awesome, you're not alone. I can't tell you how many confused clients, friends, and family I've had knock on my virtual door this month asking for help in clearing up the confusion! My dietitian colleagues and I spend just as much time sharing science-based information as we do debunking nutrition myths and calling out unhealthy diet trends. We do it so you don't have to. Now, let's look a little deeper at some of the major trends splashing across the headlines. Here's to your health!
6 "Healthy" IG Food Trends That Don't Always Live Up to the Hype
It's hard not to like a pretty food photo on Instagram. But some of those food photos you're ogling may not be all that they seem. I gripe about a juicy food trend I've come across more than a few times in this Greatist.com article. Have you tried any of these trends and found yourself truly disappointed? And while you'll likely to want to pass on these trends, there are some superfood trends you will want to embrace!
Do You Really Need to Quit Sugar in Order to Eat Healthier?
Let's settle this once and for all: You do not need to avoid all sugar to eat a healthy and well-balanced diet. But there are some types of sugar you should limit, and some of your favorite menu items (ahem, lattes) could be hiding extra added sugar. So get the scoop, plus tips from yours truly, via this EatThis.com post. Want a tasty dessert without added sugar? Try this fruit-filled dessert idea tonight.
Amy's Recipe of the Week: Ginger-Infused Matcha Green Tea Latte
I love a matcha latte as much as the next gal. But since not all are created equally, wouldn't it help to have a healthy go-to recipe you can easily make at home? This one is a go-to in my kitchen and is delish without the tons of added sugar you'll sometimes find in store-bought versions. #diylatte, anyone?
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