8 Healthy Food Trends to Expect This Year
By Patti Sunio
Healthy foods are having a moment and we can only be thankful for the universe supporting us in our personal weight goals and fitness endeavors. And with the food industry adjusting and constantly coming up with ways for us to get better, healthier options, we’re left with no excuse but make the lifestyle shift.
Here are 8 healthy food trends that will benefit us:
Going plant-based was a huge move for many, last year, but it doesn’t stop there. Apparently, we can do more than harvest green leafy veggies and vitamin-infused fruits from plants. Floral flavors (think lavender, rose, hibiscus!) will be all the rage this year, and the good news is, it aids in managing blood pressure and in weight loss, too.
Goodbye plates, and hello bowls. This year, we’ll realize how it’s much more fun eating from bowls—and using only one utensil! It’s all about convenient eating and stuffing everything in, from your piping hot, spicy ramen, to your colorful fruit and oatmeal breakfast bowls.
Didn’t we say we can’t get enough of plants? We’re taking our zero-waste policy up a notch this time and consuming absolutely everything. Grapes, of course, will be a hero fruit, and watermelon rinds and broccoli stems are new welcome additions to our daily diet.
Not in the literal sense, transparent foods are all about breaking down the very source of every ingredient a food product contains, and having it available in a convenient label for consumers to see! The change is highly due to the fact that years ago, we became obsessed with “checking the label” and now food manufacturing products are happy to do it for us.
Don’t we just love living in this generation? Not only are we eating healthy, we’re drinking less, too. The demand for alcohol-free drinks are on a rise, so expect organic wines, gluten-free beers, low-sugar cocktails, and other bubbly beverages to be the new norm in social drinks.
In case you didn’t know, the superfood squad of previous years included: quinoa, buckwheat, kale, et cetera. But rumor has it that new members to the superfood squad are on its way: try blackberries, nut oils, tiger nuts, flax seeds, pears, artichokes.
Never thought the day would come when we’d find burgers, eggs, and tuna that aren’t made from beef, chicken, and fish! The time has come when you can find such plant-based goods in the grocery, so you don’t have to break your meat-less diet.
Middle Eastern dishes take center stage this year. Treat yourself to savory goodness from the Middle East, from staple foods like falafel, to flavors like turmeric and cardamom. Apart from its strong taste and smell, Middle Eastern food are in fact believed to promote weight loss.
Which ones are you already on? Tell us about it below!