With the New Year just passing by, we have some exciting trends on when it comes to health foods. While stuff like activated charcoal was spoken about in 2018, it’s time to move on to some more upcoming trends when it comes to health foods. 2019 promises plenty on the gastronomic front with newer health trends the norm. Some of them have been traditional foods of different cultures and the world is just waking up to them. Here’s an interesting list of the top food trends of 2019 which are here to stay.
Enough has been said about the benefits of being vegan and its holistic boost to your health. Dairy products have been sworn off the list of those with diary allergies/lactose intolerance. Plenty of companies are coming up with some cool ways to give consumers non-diary milk. Perhaps the most famous among them in the last few months appears to be oats milk. Oats milk is everything you would expect it to be – it’s creamy, with vitamins and minerals and can be added to smoothies, coffee and cereals.
Choose oats milk which is unsweetened and fortified with vitamin D and calcium.
Most people seem to have some form of deficiency, including low consumption of Omega 3 fats. Many have been found to lack them during tests and hence there is an increased responsiveness. 2019 promises to be an exciting year with companies increasing consumer awareness. Of course, we would like you to know that it’s best available in seafood.
Fishes, like tuna are now available in different forms like quality canned products so there’s no worry of keeping it fresh. Just stock up on some yummy and healthy fish from the market this year and watch your health take a big boost.
The increased awareness of the benefits of CBD (which contains no THC) and its societal acceptance is paving the way for CBD infused food. And this is going to explode further in 2019. You will find people flocking restaurants and cafes coming up with innovative CBD products like CBD sauces, CBD infused yogurt and CBD whipped cream! CBD infused coffee is a rage globally since it is not only healthier, it has the combined benefits of caffeine and CBD.
Plain water is passé. It’s infused water which is big! And this is no longer confined to just fruits and veggies. Beyond the usual coconut water, and cucumber and lemon infused water, you will have water with more flavors and the added goodness of vitamins and prebiotics. This 2019, expect water with different flavors, variations and benefits. Even cactus water, low on calories and loaded with betalain antioxidants for skin revitalization is making it big.
Going meatless is no longer limited to certain days. One of the hottest trends which will spread like wildfire is meat alternatives. This could be plants, lentils, soy, protein alternatives and sea-food based snacks. One of the most exciting developments is the appearance of cell-based meat-meat and protein extracted from animal cells without killing of animals. Foods like chia, agave and farro will rule the roost as well.
For those who love a fresh start to a day, moringa will prove to be an effective morning beverage. It has started small, but will soon make it big this year. A native of the Indian subcontinent, moringa is a completely edible plant – right from the seeds, stem to the root. Containing Vitamin C, magnesium and potassium, you can get it in leading health stores. Moringa is set to rule with its sweet, earthy flavor. There’s no caffeine in it, however moringa drinkers find it’s energizing nonetheless.
With diets like Keto and Paleo stressing upon a fat inclusive meal, the demand for diary-free and animal-free fats are on the rise. We expect alternative fat sources to boom in 2019, with the likes of MCT Oil, coconut butter, ghee to make it big internationally. Clarified butter or ghee, a staple of Ayurvedic medicine and South East Asian cooking, will be a much sought after means of fat.