Avoid These Health Trends

Some people depend on trends when it comes to making decisions. Be it their career, health, or investments, some people just can’t avoid trying to follow what is currently popular. But following trends is not always a good thing, especially when it comes to your health. Just because a health trend is popular does not mean that it is effective. Here are some of such trends that people should try to avoid.

HCG Diet Trend

The HGC diet involves using human chorionic gonadotropin or HGC injections and restricted calorie intake as a means to weight loss. This type of dieting is said to result in rapid weight loss which, in itself, can be dangerous. But science has not proven this type of dieting to be effective. It may be the calorie restriction that does that. What can be unhealthy with this type of dieting is that it can promote bingeing in people, causing them to binge eat one day and starving themselves in the other. This type of dieting can be a cause of eating disorders, making it a trend that you are better off not following.

Dietary Supplement Trend

There is an ongoing trend that involves using dietary supplements as the main health regimen. People take in more varied types of dietary supplements to keep them healthy. While taking vitamin and mineral supplements can have its health benefits. Getting these supplements in large doses may not necessarily be good for you. In fact, there are some supplements that may not be considered safe to consume. Excess nutrients in the body can either be excreted the natural way or can be retained in dangerous toxicity levels. And also, people cannot substitute supplements for their daily nutrient needs to replace food intake.

Gluten-Free Diet Trend

Following a gluten-free diet may be essential for people suffering from celiac disease or those who are allergic to the protein gluten. But many people have been using it to supposedly lose weight. It has even become quite popular and trendy. As a long-term diet to follow, it can be quite a challenge to maintain. This diet trend does not provide any perceived benefits according to studies. Unless your body has an allergic reaction or a problem digesting gluten, then you are better off not following the gluten-free diet.

 

 
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