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Is This A Trendy Health Food Or Did I Just Make It Up?

Yummm, add some powdered fish scales to that green juice.

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    While quinoa is already one of those trendy superfoods popping up in salads everywhere, you're not really getting its full potential until you activate it! To activate grains or nuts, you basically just soak them in water with a little acid. This just makes it better for your digestion, apparently.

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    "What the hell is a tigernut?", I hear you murmuring to yourself. Well, I'm glad you asked. It's not actually a nut, but a small root vegetable kind of like a tiny dried potato. Tigernut flour is a gluten-free alternative to normal wheat flour.

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    While this sounds like a trendy AF addition to your a├žai bowls or green smoothies, it's not a real thing. Not yet, anyway...

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    While drinking charcoal sounds extremely unappetising, it's become a popular ingredient in pressed juices. Charcoal is supposedly a great detoxifier, also makes you look like a health goddess when you Instagram yourself drinking a bottle.

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    While there are a lot of interesting things out there being turned into dairy-free milk alternatives, parsnip is not one of them!

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    Yep, ground-up insects are one of the newest phenomenas sweeping the health market. Cricket powder is literally just 100% blended crickets, so it's insanely high in protein, and can be used in smoothies and baking.

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    While grass-fed meat is great for you, it'd be pretty hard to grass-feed salmon.

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    I literally came up with "algae oil" as one of the fake options, but found out that IT'S A REAL THING?! Algae oil is very nutrient-dense, and can be used in cooking or taken as a supplement.

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    I also had no idea this was a real thing. Fish scales are rich in amino acids and collagen, and are used in recipes for an added health boost.

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    This definitely sounds like some superfood nonsense but, nope, it's not a thing.

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    Fermented foods like sauerkraut and kombucha are really great for your gut and digestion, but no one has tried fermenting goji berries just yet.

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    You know that gross cloudy liquid that comes out of a can of chickpeas when you drain it? Well that's called aquafaba, and is a popular egg replacement in recipes, due to its similar texture.

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