Diet and nutrition trends for the year
A new year equals brand new trends and fads which will grab all headlines for that year. Because we are surrounded by social media, it also impacts the food we eat and our nutritional habits. The past year saw the rise of several keto-friendly, low-carb foods, probiotics and healthier fats. Let’s see what 2020 has in store for us.
Before you start your diet, here is a low-down on the biggest food trends which will make a wave in the coming year:
- Plant-based meats
2019 saw the launch of one of the first plant-based meat burgers. While it went viral on the internet, plant-based meats are here to stay in 2020 as they are made to appeal to meat-eaters. Made out of ingredients like pea protein, rice protein, canola oil, they also help appeal to the taste of those looking for sustainable diets. Plus, studies have found that meatless meat may even help avoid the cancerous risks associated with red meat
- Celery juice
The who’s who of Hollywood swear by it and needless to say, celery juice has turned into a diet fad appealing to millennials’ tastebuds as well. However, 2020 might be the year people discover the real health benefits of the juice. Healing properties of the green leafy stalk vegetable contain potent nutrients like potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin K, and vitamin C boosts immunity and reverses the damage done by unmanaged weight gain. Celery juice is touted for its ability to help remove toxins from your body and stabilize blood pressure levels.
- Adopting a sugar-free diet
Sugar is bad for you, period and this needs no explanation. However, in an increasingly fast food dominated industry banking on sugar, there is increasing stress on adopting a sugar-free diet. While people are choosing to opt for a healthier lifestyle by cutting down or skipping sugary products, the trend of moving away from sugary food will only gain momentum in 2020. There is also a emergence of natural sources of sugar, like coconut, dates and other such syrupy deductions.
- Non-dairy alternatives like oat milk
Dairy, with all its health benefits, does not suit everyone’s needs and tastebuds. While the previous decade marked the rising emergence of almond and soy milk, 2020 will be all about the nutritional benefits of oat milk, which is made from oats, water, and some added ingredients. A good option for those suffering from food sensitivities, it is also free of gluten and compared to other forms of milks, it also contains more protein and fiber, making it super nutritious.
- Rise of adaptogens in our diet
Stress has become a major part of our lives and there is a growing emphasis on adapting a diet that nourishes the brain and blocks the stress away, naturally. Adaptogens can come in handy and nourish you holistically. While a lot of these changes can be done by improving your lifestyle, what you can also do is make use of certain herbs and healing plants which help boost the body’s immunity, fight stress, promote hormonal balance