Chewfo tracks dietary trends

  • Diets and healthy eating – what’s trending, foods to eat and avoid for each diet
  • Trends in food choices – what’s in the news, trends in new diets

Bestselling diet books August 2014 – USA – paleo, gluten-free; UK – intermittent fasting, no sugar

In the USA, sales of diet and healthy eating books have plummeted as summer comes to an end. Grain Brain (gluten-free) is still doing well. Paleo books continue to trend including Against All Grain, which has been selling well all year, and Paleo Slow Cooker. Vegan cookbooks and diets are also doing well, including Eat [...]

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel (1984-2004): Food list

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (4th Edition 2004) is a book to guide you through pregnancy, including food recommendations. Get enough nutrients every day – follow the Daily Dozen – protein, produce, whole grains and legumes, vitamin C, calcium, iron, fats in moderation, omega fatty acids, fluids. Eat enough calories to supply baby with [...]

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Bestselling diet books July 2014 – USA – smoothies, diet confusion; UK – no sugar, low fat

In the USA, 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse (raw green leafy vegetables in smoothies, high liquid cleanse) is continuing to be the best-selling diet; after being the no.2 book of Amazon for several weeks straight it’s dropped down a little, perhaps as people are focusing less on diets (and perhaps buying more reading books) as summer [...]

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Nonalcoholic drinks, printed pureed food – news to July 13, 2014

What’s in the news about food choices Adults drinking less alcohol, more nonalcoholic drinks on offer FODMAPs may cause gluten sensitivity symptoms For people who can’t chew well – printed pureed food Here are links and summaries for recent news and opinion about food choices. Call for UK restaurants to label halal meat clearly May-9-14 [...]

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Thyroid Healthy by Suzy Cohen RPh (2014): Food list

Thyroid Healthy (2014) is a book that advises how to improve your thyroid health. Eat a paleo-like diet – low carbohydrate, gluten-free, high protein, vegetables, seaweed, real salt. Avoid processed foods, caffeine, alcohol, soy, vegetable oil. Limit cruciferous vegetables. Below is a description of the food recommendations in the diet. There’s a lot more in [...]

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Gut and Psychology Syndrome/GAPS by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride (2004/2010): Food list

Gut and Psychology Syndrome (2004/2010) is an extreme elimination/reintroduction diet designed as a natural treatment for behavioral and other issues. GAPS introduction diet – 6-stage introduction of basic foods. Full GAPS diet – Restrictive diet for about 2 years or until conditions have healed – unprocessed, grain-free, sugar-free, low-starch. Coming off the GAPS diet – [...]

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Bestselling diet books June 2014 – USA – smoothies, gluten-free; UK – intermittent fasting, low sugar

In the USA, 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse (raw green leafy vegetables in smoothies, high liquid cleanse) has had a boost in popularity and risen back to the top of the charts. Gluten-free Grain Brain, Wheat Belly, and Against All Grain remain popular along with paleo recipe books. In the UK, The Fast Diet (intermittent fasting) [...]

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The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet by Mark Hyman (2014): Food list

The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet (2014) is an unprocessed, low-carb detox diet. Preparation phase: Come off caffeine, alcohol, sweetened beverages, and processed foods. 10-day detox: Eat unprocessed foods, no gluten, grains, dairy, or beans (basically a paleo diet). Transition phase: 3 alternative ways to transition out of the detox. Plan for life: unprocessed, [...]

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Bestselling diet books May 2014 – USA – gluten-free, detox; UK – intermittent fasting, no sugar

In the USA, gluten-free Grain Brain has headed back to the top of the charts, and other gluten-free diet books remain popular, including Against All Grain and The How Can IT Be Gluten Free Cookbook. Paleo diets (including It Starts with Food and The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet) are also popular, and they [...]

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Organic trending down, Diet is a dirty word – news to May 11, 2014

What’s in the news about food choices More people shop for ‘non-GMO’ than ‘organic’ Diet is becoming a dirty word, consumers prefer health and wellness Dieters are ditching low-calorie products for ‘more filling’ versions Fruit and veggies will become easier to get – New farm bill encourages fruit & vegetables, local, organic farming, and the food [...]

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