Blindly following trends is not always a good idea, as sometimes they turn out to be things we’d rather forget about. When it comes to health and wellness, following trends without checking if they actually make sense can even be dangerous. Here are some of the worst trends from the health and wellness category we’ve seen in the year behind us.
Vaping has been popular for a few years as a healthy alternative for smoking, but we’ve recently learned more about the dangers of e-cigarettes. The FDA and the Center for Disease Control are both investigating illnesses related to vaping and we hope to have more information soon.
Keto is the new Atkins. Going low carb and high protein is not a new concept, but in 2019, the Keto diet almost became a religion. The increased intake of protein and fats and a minimum of carbs might seem like a good option for a while, but people are experiencing some negative effects from it and it’s clear that Keto diet is not as magical as it’s often presented.
Some people believe that water with added chlorophyll, a pigment that plants use to turn sunlight into energy, can benefit human health. The reality? “At this point, there’s just not enough evidence to support it,” Marisa Moore, RDN, told Refinery29. “Chlorophyll water is far from a magic bullet.”