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Google says these diets were 2018’s most searched

Holly Van Hare

2018 was a wacky year in wellness. Dieting trends were all over the map, prescribing loading up on cauliflower one minute and eliminating vegetables the next. Whatever works to lose weight, right? That’s probably not the healthiest mindset — some diets can be dangerous. And it’s often the trendiest that lack sufficient research to back their claims.

But are people actually trying these weird diet plans? According to Google, the answer is yes. Google released its annual Year In Search report, which revealed the most (and least) searched terms from 2018. The most searched for foods included some well-known trends like unicorn cake — but others came as a surprise. Who knew gochujang sauce was on so many people’s radars?

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