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

Local food, gluten-free labeling, fermented foods – news to October 21, 2014

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What’s in the news about food choices Local food is becoming more mainstream, with fast-casual restaurants, online grocery shopping, and UK public sector food using locally-sourced food Soda giants plan to cut calories in soda over the next 10 years FDA rules on gluten-free labeling have come into effect In the past decade, more people […]

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Bestselling diet books September 2014 – USA – low calorie, low carb; UK – vegetarian, low sugar

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In the USA, cookbooks are currently more popular than diet books as the weather gets cooler. The Skinnytaste Cookbook, low calorie, has been selling well for several months and has reached near the top of books sold. Gluten-free books are lower on the charts than they’ve been for a while. In the UK, The Hairy […]

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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