It’s abrand new Year – What New Diet Trends To Look Out ForIt’s that time again people…that time we do away withpractices we now consider old since we just got into a brand new year.
What’smore volatile and prone to change than diet trends these days? Bet you can’tthink of much that can top this particular thing.That being said, this piece aims to discuss and inform youof some upcoming dietary trends that are sure to be taking the global dietaryscene by storm in this New Year. Have your smoothie with you people…or soup,it’s going to be nice read this!A brieflook at the past trendsBefore we get into the New Year, I imagine it would beimperative to highlight some of the trends that featured highly in the pastyear or two. For those really into keeping up with dietary trends, you may haveknown of some if not all of the ones I’m about to discuss and have your ownopinion on them.In this segment, I’ll highlight a few trends that I’mpositive should not be carried on into this New Year. Let’s get started: I. IntermittentFastingSomething I personally could not believebecame a thing for many people around the world.
Intermittent fasting was ahoax based on non-scientific facts which claimed that this process could aidthe body in retaining more fat without the need for more caloric intake.Untrue! II. Consumingavocado with less fatAnother thing I found particularly uselessin the past year. Leading scientists were actually against it terming it’unnecessary’ to which I completely agree with. Avocado is known to providehealthy fats that aid in maintaining proper heart health. III. A dietwith no glutenI can’t blame people for this one really.This is because the term ‘gluten free’ was thrown around so much virtually onall media by people who don’t really understand what it is (so calledsocialites).
Gluten is a naturally occurring protein found in wheat and othergrain in its family. Completely discarding it doesn’t mean a better lifestyle,plus to this moment no scientific proof exists to prove a gluten free diet isthe way to go. IV. PaleodietWhich insisted on taking more meats and doingaway with other nutrient sources like legumes or grains. This can actuallyprove harmful to your health as a proper balance of all foods is important fora healthy life. So don’t believe this at all.
I’m sure anyone reading this may have their opinions on theabove part, but I also had to have my say on them. Let’s carry on to what Iwanted to really discuss…New trends in 2018. Diet Trendspopping up in 2018Here I’ll gloss over some of the upcoming trends that haverecently gained traction in the dieting world. i. AirFryingFried foods are something many dieters tendto very much avoid as they believe it would go a long way in ruining theirdietary plans and goals. Lucky for them, this has been made available.
Airfrying uses at most a tablespoon or two to fry whatever food you want done andas such you can be guaranteed of having a well regulated fat intake. ii. VegetableProteinA trend that honestly came about a bit lastyear, opting for plant based protein has really started to gain traction and issure to be a big thing this year.
Loads of recipes involving vegetable proteinhave been going around and they guarantee the taste of good food. Some are evenmade to mimic the taste of meat for those trying to completely wean of meats. iii.
ProbioticsA topic that has been going around in thehealth sector for quite a while, probiotics seems to be finally catching theattention it deserves. Probiotics are virtually ‘good bacteria’ that are veryuseful and active in maintain the health of your gut as well as improving yourimmune system. And aside from yogurt, some plant based probiotics are coming upin the market as well. iv. FermentedFoodsAlso made with the aim of maintainingproper gut health, fermented foods have been on a rapid uptake as of recently.Such foods include miso popularized by the Japanese as well as kimchi which isan essential part of Korean cuisine.
But we live in a world where culture isdiffused so easily between different nations so we can get to enjoy these foodsas well. v. ConsumingFull fat DairyYes people! This is real.
It’s time to doaway with all these various fat-regulated dairy products. Whole milk, andcheese should now become part of your diet…in moderation of course. Full fatdairy has been linked to studies that indicate they have the power to ward offcancer, so yeah. I’m all up for this one people. vi. MocktailsNot particularly a new concept for thosewho know their stuff. But this year it has picked up a whole lot more noise andis expected to get even bigger.
They’re a pretty simple and healthy alternativeto the real alcoholic beverage which ‘gifts’ you extra calories and possibly ahangover depending on how many you have. vii. EdibleFlowersThis by far looks to be the most interestingto have come up this year.
Ingesting flowers is going to become a thing people!They’ll mainly be available infused in various refreshment drinks as well aswater. They do come with their benefits too so it’s sure not to be a waste oftime. InconclusionAbove we’ve taken a look at some of the biggest diet trendsto come up so far in the New Year. Whether they’ll really pick up and remainsteady all through remains to be seen. Whether we get to see newer and moreinteresting trends also remains to be seen. It’s also important to integrate ahealthy amount of workouts in conjunction with the dieting. Happy dietingpeople!