Every year, people come up with New Year resolutions to start the year on a fresh note. For those who are health conscious, resolutions also involve the struggle to look for new, healthy foods that can help improve physical and mental health and rejuvenate the mind and body.
Food trends change every year, and from the looks of it so far, it seems 2020 is going to be a pretty delicious one while maintaining the health impact as a priority.
Following the new food trends might help you achieve your weight goal, keep your body in good shape, and try some delicious stuff along the way. Many of the food trends are going to be ‘new’ for you, but are actually the staple food in the place of their origin. So it will help you experience other cultures as well and get a taste of what people across the world eat, without having to actually spend your savings on traveling.
Here is some inspiration for you to try these food trends to stay healthy and culturally aware in 2020.
Though peanut butter has been all the rage for years, 2020 is going to see huge increase in intake of alternative nut butters such as almond and cashew butter. However, that’s not all. Seed butters such as tahini and sunflower seed butter are also going to be buzzing in the markets.
This is nothing new for the Middle Eastern market though, tahini has been a staple food in their culture for centuries, and now you’ll get to experience it as well.
In addition to these, you’ll also find it more accessible to get pumpkin, sunflower and watermelon seed butters. A huge percentage of people was not even aware that these nut butters exist. Not only these nut butters will allow you to get a change of taste, but these also share the same fat profile as of peanut butter, so they’ll not be heavy on your heart.
These are also a good alternative for those who have peanut allergies. You should look out for the sugar content in these butters, as those having just the seeds and salt would be more beneficial for your health.
Jackfruit Will Thrive
A popular meat alternative, this fruit is native to Southeast Asia. It is popular in Asia, parts of Africa and South America, and is often used as a meat substitute in America. Though it’s a fruit, its stringy texture makes it look like pulled beef and allows it to work as a meat substitute.
It has been making rounds for the past decade or so, and 2020 really seems to be the year when jackfruit takes the world by a storm. Being a good source of vitamin B, calcium, and iron, it offers great nutritional supplement while cutting down the calories and fat that meat provides.
By hopping on this current food trend, you’ll be feeding your body healthy food and cutting calories and taking care of your health and wellness at the same time.
Invasion of Frozen Treats
Over the past couple of years, we have seen fruit soft serve thrive as an industry, and ice-creams with dairy-free bases have really taken over. This has been good news for lactose intolerant people and allows them to experience more flavors without compromising their well-being. 2020 would further contribute to that trend by adding new flavors to the frozen treat mix.
New ice cream bases that’ll be popular in 2020 include tahini, avocado and hummus. Avocado has been a popular treat in the recent past due to its rich flavor and generous nutritious value. With a base as healthy as avocado or chickpeas, your body will get its required nutritious value without the risk of additional fat intake.
With such treats coming in frozen form, you’ll be able to better preserve their taste without having to go shop for them too frequently.
Nutritionists and scientists are continuously working on find out ways to offer healthy dietary plans that meet the required caloric value and are not heavy on the heart. Healthy food also helps the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut.
Over the years, probiotics have been marketed as a promising way to provide the body with an increased number of healthy bacteria. Foods that have undergone fermentation, such as yogurt and kimchi have been great source of these bacteria.
Apart from this, formulas and refrigerated pills have been in circulation for delivering these bacteria to the gut for a healthier digestive system and a healthier body. If the latest news is to be believed, probiotics are expected to hit the shelves in 2020, and you won’t have to rely on refrigerated plans any more. In order to make it easier to incorporate probiotics intake in daily routine, brands are working on offering alternate ways to avoid the requirement of refrigeration. You’ll be able to add probiotic supplements to your pantry and have it more often.
Coconut water has established itself as a great source of hydration and skin rejuvenation while offering a delicious alternative to plain old water. In 2020, coconut water will have face competition from other hydrating drinks.
Cactus water and maple water will see a spike in their sales as their low sugar content will provide a healthy dose of hydration while making the mind and body alert.
Both cactus water and maple water promise better skin through hydration, however, drinking too much could lead to higher blood sugar level, just like in the case of coconut water. Look out for this trend and drink in moderation to rejuvenate your skin.
Being a health food fanatic, you should keep an eye out for above trends and check which ones would be best suited for you. These all offer healthy alternatives to your regular foods and drinks, all the while allowing your taste buds to experience new flavors.
2020 is going to be a great year for health conscious people. As the year progresses, you can hop on to newer trends and experience new foods and supplements to keep your body well nourished.