It’s not that community gardens themselves are new, but by developing neighborhoods around a farm or community garden, the importance of fresh fruits and vegetables becomes a focal point. There’s not a person in this country who couldn’t benefit from a central focus on fresh fruits and veggies.
The ketogenic diet
It was just a matter of time before the ketogenic diet became a thing, and with the 2015 dietary guidelines expected to ease up on the vilification of fats, it’s no wonder this high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb diet is gaining popularity.
This diet forces the body into a state a ketosis, where instead of using carbs as a primary fuel source, the body must burn fats for fuel. It was originally developed as a treatment for epilepsy, and more research needs to be done on the potential ramifications of sustained low-carb intake, but early indications show it can be an effective weight-loss strategy, and can even help endurance athletes burn significantly more fat while training.