There are a few fish I’m okay with. Namely: salmon and canned tuna. I’ll also occasionally eat fried fish if it’s very bland and doesn’t taste like fish.
When fish tastes like fish, though, I generally say ‘no, thank you.’
Never tried ’em. They look kinda fun, but a spiralizer is just too expensive. I have a small kitchen, darn it!
I have tried it once and I thought it was alright. But–same as above–can’t afford it.
I tried one once. The flavor was meh and it got stuck in my teeth. I decided I like cookies better.
I like cauliflower. But I eat it as a vegetable–not as pizza crust or quiche crust or a base for vanilla pudding.
Honestly I’ve just never gotten around to trying it.
I have flax and chia in the fridge–but there’s only so much room!
Coconut Aminos, Avocado Oil, etc.
How many bottles can you keep in your cabinets, really?
I love avocado–but anything more than about two bites of it gives me terrible bloating and stomach cramps!
What’s my point in telling you all this?
My point is that, no matter how many health benefits the latest “superfood” touts, you don’t have to eat it. I regularly eat all kinds of foods that are nutritious but aren’t crazy trendy. Oats, bananas, potatoes, milk, oranges, spinach, broccoli, chocolate, peanut butter, cheese…these foods all give me lots of things my body needs. And I do eat a few trendier “health” foods like edamame and quinoa–that’s okay too.
Marketers want you to buy their products–and that’s why they’re marketing their coconut-water-acai-hemp-mango-kale-chia-brazil-nut-avocado-carrot beverage to you. And marketing works, which is why we see these things suddenly explode all over everywhere from Instagram to the snack food section of the convenience store.
But your chocolate milk or peanut butter and banana are just as nutritious as they ever were. If those foods were also “new” (which is to say, new to parts of the world that produce the most mass media), you’d better believe marketers would be all over those too.
So just focus instead on eating a wide variety of food that you enjoy. Try new things if you want, sure, but don’t stress if the latest “superfood” doesn’t become the staple of your diet.
Do you have a favorite trendy food? How about a least favorite trendy food?