6 New Healthy Food Trends That Are About To Take Over
Over the past few decades, countless food trends have come and gone. From margarine to chia seeds, to wheatgrass, to Splenda, there always seems to be a new “it” food on the rise. Fortunately, one trend that has stood the test of time is “eating clean”. As our knowledge surrounding nutrition grows, this trend of eating well will only grow stronger. Even still, new trends will always be popping up. Read on to learn 6 of the latest upcoming trends to be on the lookout for.
1. Blue-Green Algae (Spirulina)
With an impressive, and surprising, amount of protein, blue-green algae is quickly gaining popularity. It also contains chlorophyll, a plant pigment with antioxidant properties. This superfood, also referred to as Spirulina, makes an easy, healthy addition to smoothies. Considered one of nature’s most nourishing, regenerative, cleansing food sources, blue-green algae will soon be trending everywhere.
2. Coconut Flour
While coconut has already been a hot trend for its oil, soft meat, and yummy flavor, this healthy fruit still has more to offer. For anyone following a gluten free or grain free diet, coconut flour can be a dream come true. The grain free flour contains an impressive five grams of fiber in every two tablespoon serving, is thought to help lower the body’s glycemic index, and contains less than two grams of fat per serving. Although it acts differently than typical flours (it absorbs a significantly higher amount of liquids), it is still easy to bake with. It offers finished goods an appealing texture, satisfying flavor, and mostly neutral taste.
3. Drinkable Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has taken over the health world as one of the hottest “it” drinks around. It is said to help with cravings, weight loss, digestion, and so much more. Now, people are using other vinegars like Japanese black soybean vinegar and fruit vinegars to pack extra nutrition into recipes. These vinegars are thought to have antioxidant properties, be antibacterial, fight against infections, help control blood sugar levels, promote a healthy metabolism, and encourage weight loss.
Traditionally from Iceland, this little-known health food is about to be huge. With a consistency and taste similar to Greek yogurt, it offers an excellent source of protein with even fewer calories.
5. Low FODMAP Foods
For years now, gluten has villainized and blamed for many health problems. However, if going gluten free failed to solve your health complaints, you may want to consider a low FODMAP approach to eating. FODMAP refers to six short-chain carbohydrates. These carbs have been identified as a source of stomach concerns for millions of individuals. Eating a low FODMAP diet can help alleviate stomach issues.
Topping off the list is a unique, delicious fruit from Asia. With a consistency similar to pulled pork, cooked Jackfruit has become popular as a meat replacement in vegetarian and vegan communities. When dried, it has a sweet flavor and a leathery texture, similar to a fruit roll up.
If you enjoy being the first to test out the latest health trends, you may want to give a few of these options a try. Adding new foods to your plate can keep your diet fun and exciting and also supply your body with new nutrients.