On days when I have a hard time thinking of something to write about, it’s tempting to head over to Huffington Post and find something inane on their “healthy living” page to rant about. But just like I have no idea why some people think it’s fun to hunt penned animals, there’s little sport in raving about HuffPo. Where’s the joy in triumphing over such a feeble foe?
However, as I was meandering through yesterday, I came across an item that screamed to be used for a Stupid Tuesday Question. The headline:
5 Trendy Good-For-You Foods
The trendy foods? Berries, low-fat foods, omega-3 fatty acids, low-sugar foods, and low-sodium foods.
Friends, I had no idea how cutting edge my late grandfather was, sprinkling his food with No Salt all those decades ago. Apparently he was the culinary Kardashian of the Reagan era. Who knew? I would never have thought to call either low-fat or low-sugar foods trendy either, but I guess it’s my cultural deafness that keeps me from a HuffPo writing gig.
So here’s my question for this week — if foods like “berries” can aptly be described as “trendy,” what else counts? What other trends are sweeping this nation? You need not limit yourself to food. Anything hip, new and cool will do.
My contribution — shoes with Velcro… instead of laces!