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The Top 9 Online Health, Fitness, and Food Searches in 2014


From searching where to download the movie Frozen for your 7-year-old to tracking down the closest replica of Pharrell Williams’ big hat—the top Internet searches of 2014 certainly are worth a giggle. It seems that so many of us seek answers online to our health, fitness, and food queries that Google and Yahoo have made it a habit of releasing an annual list. While there are the obvious searches for ALS and Ebola—this past year’s list also features some surprising topics (i.e., Atkins Diet and goji berries).

Here are the top nine online health-, fitness-, and food-related searches from 2014, according to Google and Yahoo…

9. Colon Cleanse

Heck, Oprah and Madonna swear by it! Gwyneth Paltrow even has her own GOOP-branded colon cleanse. So it shouldn’t surprise you that colon hydrotherapy (or colon cleanse) lands at the “butt end” of 2014’s top health, fitness, and food topics.

In fact, Yahoo claims that the term “colonics” topped the list of cleanses searched by their users who searched for information on effectiveness, scientific evidence, and side effects of colon cleanses. The search term “liver cleanse” was also the second most searched cleanse in 2014, pointing to the fact that many of us explored the option of cutting out alcohol in favor of giving our overworked livers a well deserved rest.

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