An Illustrated History Of Diets (Infographic)

Low fat? Good fat? Meat? No meat? Gluten-free, dairy-free, juice cleansing, Paleo: it seems like every time you turn around, there's a new "best" way to eat. It's enough to drive the conscious foodie crazy!

Of course, these diet trends often are just that: trends. While there's lots to learn from emerging science about what food is good for us, it's equally important to remember our history and acknowledge that just because something is all the rage doesn't make it advisable.

Fortunately, the folks over at medifastcalifornia.com have put together an infographic detailing some of the more prominent (and some bizarre) diets that have sprung up over the years. Take a look, and let us know what you think!

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