Eating right is the key to good health. No matter how much work out you do or whatever lifestyle you follow, without proper diet and nutrition, your health will not be maintained like how it should be. To maintain a good health, good food is invariable. Good food always does not mean something that is green and not that tasty. For those of you, who have eaten enough avocado toast and rainbow bagels to last a lifetime, here is a list of top 10 healthiest food trends for this year:
1 – Retro Noshes
While comfort food is more indulgent like Mac ‘n Cheese, or Pizza, retro foods are also low-key superfoods. You can stack your cupboard with canned or smoked fish like Tuna and choose to go for veggie heavy pasta recipes or potato, prunes, and cottage cheese recipes to stay healthy.
2 – Fruits and Veggies Spin Off Dishes
Veggie rice, banana sushi, and watermelon jerky which is dried watermelon, are a rage on Pinterest. Else, you can also try bean based chips, fruits and nut snack bars and one of the hacks is to use slice of baked sweet potato instead of bread in your sandwich.
3 – The Micro Mediterranean Diet
Much less talked about areas in the Mediterranean are definitely Spain and Portugal. More novice-friendly ideas would be Lupini beans from Rome, Italy, Olives from Heraklion, Greece and the dry edible seed of legumes such as lentils and chick peas.
4 – Salt – Free Spices
FDA, in 2016 announced its plans to reduce sodium in processed foods, following which, many companies started using spices instead of salt such as Oregano, Clove, Cumin, etc. For those who want salt, look for items with 230 gm sodium or less per serving.
5 – Single Serving Vino
In 2015, U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommended moderate consumption of alcohol, which was one drink per day for women and two for men in order to lower the blood pressure and chronic diseases. Booze made without added sugar like wine and spiked sparkling water will be a rage.
6 – Neutral Food
White or neutral tone food trend is something to follow. It includes potatoes, asparagus, cauliflower, or Tapioca – a gluten free, naturally allergen friendly grain substitute can serve as a base for many baking recipes.
7 – Breakfast Packed With Grains
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Best things to try are overnight oats, sweet and savoury yogurts and veggie based baked items. You may also look for recipes that involve sorghum, chick pea and almond flours.
8 – Seeds
Seeds are very rich in anti oxidants which are essentially the plant based phytonutrients. You can try from an array of seeds such as that of Sunflower, Sesame, Chia, Flax, and the latest being Watermelon seeds, which are high in protein and nutrient rich.
9 – Fermented Foods And Tummy Taming Diets
Fermented foods and drinks such as miso, kimchi and sauerkraut have large amount of probiotics, the beneficial bacterial for gut health. FODMAP – Fermented-Oligo-Di-Monosaccharides-and-Polyols refers to the types of sugar found in many carbohydrate based foods that trigger GI upset.
10 – Total Transparency
Clean eating is something that you should forget and instead start looking for products that have transparent, in terms of the authenticity to what its ingredients intend to be.