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Once Upon a Time, yogurt was supposed to be a SuperFood. People in the '70s, a dark and strange time in our country, had home yogurt makers that we later used when our birds got colds as heaters, for example. But yogurt turned into just another food, one that now many diet books warn about for its sugar content, ironically enough. This seems to happen regularly. A new food is discovered somewhere (quinoa! Acai!) and suddenly takes over the shelves at the supermarket until it's revealed to be just another fad, and often a bad-tasting one at that.

What's your experience with SuperFoods?

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I tend to lean toward SuperFad when it comes to new foods, myself. Of course, I have my own biases and problems when it comes to the food trends...given my food allergies, I get scared when I see nuts like almond taking over the milk substitute market or seeds like quinoa contaminating good foods like rice pasta.

On the other hand, the husband and I have been experimenting with rainbow chard lately, and it's been a lot of fun. I don't believe it rises to the level of SuperFood.

What's your experience with food trends? Have you enjoyed a new food and then been annoyed by it becoming trendy? Have you largely been disappointed by food trends?

Severe pollen allergy symptoms have been beating me with sticks lately, plus resting from some over-exercising. Hope things are better where you live!

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