Any Idea What the Trendiest Food of 2014 Was?

via – self.com

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With the Golden Globes this past weekend and Oscar nominations announced this coming weekend, the 2015 awards season is in full swing. But why should movie stars have all the fun? 2014’s top superfoods and sweat-inducing workouts deserve some attention, too!

Good thing the gurus behind food and fitness tracking app MyFitnessPal poured over data from their 75 million users to figure out which foods, drinks, fitness classes, and activities had break-out performances in 2014. Turns out many of them are headed for stardom, poised to become legit 2015 trends.

Check out this cool infographic quiz they put together to see if you know what’s what when it comes to food and fitness right now (Scroll down for the complete list of winning trends underneath—along with related recipe ideas and tips from us!). See if you can guess which food increased in popularity by a whopping 224%.

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TOP FOOD TRENDS (based on percentage of overall food entries logged Jan-Nov of 2013 vs. 2014)

1. Brussels sprouts up 224%
Make it: Roasted Brussels sprouts with hazelnut chimichurri

2. Matcha up 66%
Try it: Matcha green tea everything

3. Chia seeds up 52%
Make it: Tart chia cherry cocktail

4. Kale up 50%
Make it: A magic kale salad with bacon and cheese

5. Kombucha up 38%
Learn: All about fermented foods

6. Quinoa up 30%
Make it: Quinoa burgers

7. Coconut water up 17%
Make it: Beet banana smoothie


TOP FITNESS TRENDS
(based on average minutes logged Jan-Nov of 2013 vs. 2014)

1. Exercise calories burned logged through wearable devices and fitness apps were up 174%
Learn: How to find the best fitness tracker for you

2. Soulcycle up 78%
Learn: How SoulCycle is more than just a spin studio

3. Barre classes up 46%
Learn: Everything you need to start barre

4. Tabata/HIIT up 20%
Try it: A tabata routine for your trouble zones

5. Zumba down 8%
Learn: Why Zumba rocked the web…in 2012

6. CrossFit up 17%
Learn: What to know before starting CrossFit

7. Running up 7%
Learn: The best running apps to track your next run

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