We are all about keeping up with the latest food and wellness trends, after all we are in the business of helping our clients achieve their health goals to weigh less and live longer! In the same way that fashion trends come and go, the health food industry is constantly evolving and coming up with new options and trends for us to incorporate into our lives. What we have noticed about the latest healthy food trends is that they are becoming more grounded, holistic, balanced and sustainable. Your health isn’t something to be taken for granted, and it’s important to keep up with the latest information, research, recommendations and trends to see if it’s something that will work with your lifestyle and if the benefits are compatible with your health goals.
Forget green juice – right now it’s all about celery juice! If it seems like everyone around you is all of a sudden drinking celery juice, it’s probably because this is the newly dubbed miracle juice that makes some pretty big health claims. Celery juice contains vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorus, electrolytes, water and many other essential vitamins and minerals. The celery juice trend claims to lower your risk of chronic disease by reducing blood pressure and inflammation and fighting against oxidative stress.
Soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk and other non-dairy milks have been gaining popularity for the past couple of years. Whether you are lactose intolerant or not, non-dairy milk options are becoming more prominent and more readily available. One big trend looking to dominate this space is oat milk – the latest non-dairy alternative to hit the supermarket. Oat milk is relatively low in calories if you choose unsweetened and unflavored options, but it can be high in carbohydrates, which is not suitable for those who are looking to cut carbs out of their diet.
Elderberry has been around forever, but it is emerging as a popular natural remedy to help fight colds and the flu, especially during the colder winter months. Elderberries are very high in anthocyanins and Vitamin C, and Elderberry syrup can be used in a variety of ways, including as a topping for waffles, mixing into teas and for medicinal purposes. Some people say that Elderberry syrup can help fight the flu, reduce the duration of the common cold, manage diabetes, act as a natural diuretic, promote mental health, support skin health and reduce inflammation. That’s a lot to offer from a tiny little berry!
Even the healthiest people can buckle under the cravings for sweet treats. So, what are you to do if you have a sweet tooth but you’re trying to stay healthy? You choose a dessert hummus! Dessert hummus is a chickpea-based dessert that is packed with fiber and protein that you won’t normally find in traditional dessert like chocolate cake or cookies. It’s typically sweetened with dessert-like ingredients like cocoa powder, vanilla extract, honey and peppermint, which means it contains added sugar. So, while this food trend isn’t 100% on the healthy side, it is a better dessert option than a cupcake with heaps of sugary frosting. A great way to tap into this food trend is by dipping fresh fruit into a dessert hummus for a healthy after dinner treat!
Bowls, Bowls, Bowls
Bowls have been very popular for a while now, and they’re not going anywhere – Pokè bowls, Buddha bowls, macro bowls and many others. This trend embraces naturally healthy dishes by incorporating more color, flavor combinations and nourishing components. Bowls provide you with a one-and-done option to get all that you need out of a meal – carbs, fats, protein, vegetables and other fun toppings. A big bowl of mixed up ingredients may look messy, but it will be satisfying and delicious!
Incorporating the latest healthy food trends into your regular diet is step one towards changing your lifestyle and making progress towards achieving your ultimate health goals. If you are ready to jump start your weight loss journey and work towards becoming a healthier and more confident new you, then contact our team for more information about our weight loss programs and supplements. You can also follow our blog for more information on fitness, diet, nutrition and weight loss – we make it a point to update it regularly with relevant information that is helpful and adds value to our clients. We look forward to connecting with you, sharing our program with you and helping you figure out the best way to meet and exceed your personal health goals.