Every year some trends change the way we eat and plan our meals to make them healthier. Below, you will find information on all of the most significant trends and changes that that are getting people excited for in 2018.
Low-Sugar, Low-Carb Snacks
The two main offenders in our diet are sugar and carbs. At least, this is the conclusion people are starting to come to. Snacks are often difficult to get right. And that’s mainly because 99% of the snacks you find on supermarket shelves are packed with sugar and carbs. But some trends are emerging that point in the opposite direction. For example, sweet potato snacks and roasted vegetables are only going to grow in popularity. They can fill you up without the massive carb and sugar boost you get from the vast majority of snacks on the market currently.
More and more people are opting for food items that are not cooked at all. It’s even now possible to find snack bars in supermarkets that are made with no cooking involved. This is a trend that has not yet broken out into the mainstream, but many people expect it to happen within the next year. It’s a type of food that is attached to cleanliness, and it is as much to do with production as it is the health benefits associated with.
Dehydrated Fruits and Snacks
Dehydrated fruits and snacks are starting to make a bit of a comeback. Fruits of all kinds, from apples to apricots, can now be flash-dried. They can then be sold as dried fruit sticks. But it’s not just fruit that this trick is being used on. There are also beef and chicken snacks that are being made and sold to customers looking for a way to eat healthier snacks. They allow people to get more fruit into their diet in an easy and convenient way.
Meals with Plenty of Turmeric
More and more people are coming up with new recipes and meal ideas that incorporate turmeric purely because of its health benefits. Think turmeric lattes, turmeric pastries, and turmeric bone broth. This is a definite trend, and we will only see more of it in the time ahead. Make sure you start making use of it if you want to be ahead of the curve. It’s a versatile spice that can offer a lot.
Protein and Food Replacement Drinks
Protein drinks are popular among fitness enthusiasts and gym-goers. But they have not yet been adopted by people who just want to improve their health or use as a food replacement. However, this could be on the verge of changing. A raft of new healthy food companies is releasing user-friendly, high protein and fiber drinks that target people who are on the go.
Fermented foods might sound a little strange, but this is a trend that’s set to have a significant impact in the near future. Fermented foods are noted for being able to give you an energy boost, and they can improve your digestive system. They’re very healthy, and the fact that they give you a boost of energy can definitely help anyone who is looking to do more exercise and get healthy that way. It’s something worth considering if you want to get in better shape and consume the healthiest foods possible. Miso (used for the delicious Miso soup) is made from fermented soybeans, and it’s growing in popularity. Tempeh, natto and kimchi are also great examples of fermented foods.