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Intermittent fasting was a hot topic in 2019.

Intermittent fasting was the hottest diet trend of 2019, according to Google. Here’s what else topped the list.

Celebrity-backed eating plans like Adele's sirtfood diet and J Lo's no-carb, no-sugar challenge were also hot.
It's possible to build muscle without eating meat.

People eat less when food labels show how much exercise is needed to burn it off, but that could have dangerous consequences

The study found the strategy could help people cut up to 200 calories a day. An expert says it could hurt people most at risk for poor nutrition.
Gabby Douglas earned three gold medals in 2016.

Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas said eating 3 types of foods helped lead her to victory

The gold medalist said she used to eat lots of junk food but slowly learned the pattern didn't help her muscles recover.

Singapore is 2nd in the world for most affordable food – but local diets lack good protein: EIU Report

Think food is pricey in Singapore? You might have to swallow your words.
Alyse Parker used to be vegan but decided to try the carnivore diet for 30 days.

A formerly vegan influencer followed the meat-only carnivore diet for 30 days and her fans are not happy

Alyse Parker grew her 728,000-strong following by posting about veganism under the name "Raw Alignment." She's now performed a complete U-turn.

Nutrition myths that we stopped believing in 2019, including the carnivore diet and ‘superfoods’

From calorie counting to detoxes, here are 10 dead-wrong ideas about diet and nutrition that we threw out for good in 2019.
Gallo Pinto ("spotted rooster") is a traditional breakfast meal in Costa Rica, made from leftover rice cooked with beans. Beans and rice are a complete protein.

7 foods that the world’s longest-living people swear by, from wine to nuts

Dan Buettner's new cookbook "The Blue Zones Kitchen" shares recipes based on regions of the world where people live the longest.
Not pictured: the bacteria in raw milk that can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and other stomach woes.

Armie Hammer drank goat milk straight from the teat, and an expert said ‘this should never be done’

"Fresh" milk may sound healthier, but experts say pasteurization is important to kill pathogens without taking away nutrients.
Bananas are a good source of nutrients, peeled or not.

You can eat banana peels, but that doesn’t mean you should

A nutritionist said the skins promote weight loss and better sleep, but other experts are more cautious in their banana peel-eating recommendations.
Starbucks' Christmas cups for 2019.

The most popular Starbucks Christmas drinks, ranked by calories

Some of Starbucks' drinks contain over 500 calories and three times the recommended daily amount of sugar for women.