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Here are the worst food trends of 2020 that you must get rid of RIGHT NOW

Published on:25 December 2020, 10:53am IST
Well, 2020 was a year that was inundated with food trends, but some were truly bizarre. Here are the ones we want to get rid of as soon as possible!
Geetika Sachdev
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The food trends we never want to hear about again. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Let’s face it: 2020 was a year that we really don’t have much to say about (or maybe we had too much to say). Because never has it happened that any year has left this deep an impact on our minds, and that too not in the most positive way. Nevertheless, it introduced us to a whole range of food trends, and we’d be wrong to say that we didn’t try almost everything!

From celery juice to dalgona coffee, banana bread to everything gluten-free—this was a year when experimentation was at an all-time high. But that doesn’t mean every trend scored a hundred points. There were some that were pretty blah, and we think they shouldn’t be a part of the next year.

We know you are dying to know all about them. So, let’s not wait anymore, and promise to cancel these worst food trends of 2020!

1. Everything gluten-free

Well, well, well… do not roll your eyes. We can’t help but say that there’s been an overdose of gluten-free this year. Of course, gluten-free food is important for those who suffer from celiac disease, but for others, why do you want to deprive yourself of the joy that freshly baked bread gives you? It is addictive, there’s no denying, but consuming it in moderation is never a bad idea.

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Going gluten-free might be the worst food trend of 2020. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Plus, you could be fooled into believing that gluten-free flours are great for you. They are just like regular flour, and are loaded with sugars and carbs. So if you still want to go gaga over gluten, it’s your choice. Else, just give it up already!

2. Plant-based meat alternatives

We think this trend is utterly ridiculous, and should be done away with! Animal fat is loaded with saturated fat, but plant-based alternatives have excess sugar, fat and sodium to compensate for their bland taste and texture. Plant-based food has its own benefits, and they should be enjoyed on their own. Tampering with its texture and flavour is clearly not healthy, so please steer clear of it. You won’t even realise but you might be consuming more trans and saturated fat, under the garb of eating healthy food!

3. Celery and more celery

Let’s just say we love celery, we really do—but not in everything. A girl can’t really have an overdose of celery, right? We love this food for its generous dose of micronutrients, including lots of flavonoids. For the uninitiated, these are plant compounds that act as antioxidants in our bodies, and reduce inflammation. But unfortunately, celery is being touted as the next big to cure cancer, but no scientific studies have proven this. Now, this is extremely dangerous, ladies. So, enjoy your fill of celery, but please do not go overboard.

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Choose what’s on your plate wisely. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
4. Probiotics everything

Again, we think probiotics are great and important for our health; but it doesn’t make sense to chomp on probiotic chocolate or have it as part of popcorn? It sounds gross, and we think it really is! Chocolate is supposed to be great as it is, why spoil its taste. And kombucha that is everywhere now, is full of sugar. It really is no big feat to add probiotics to everything, so please ladies, let’s just get rid of this food trend right away.

Geetika Sachdev Geetika Sachdev

An independent writer and journalist, Geetika loves sharp and fresh humour, just like her coffee! If not writing, you'll find her cafe-hopping and raiding the best book stores in town.