Discover 10 fabulous new health trends and start the new year the right way. Know what health experts are predicting and make better choices for you and your family.
New Health Trends According To The Experts
Are you making a new year’s resolution? If your new resolution for this new year is eating healthy, then you must learn these 10 new health trends. In this article you will find new ideas the experts are predicting to be health trends this coming year and why you have to try them.
Just remember that eating healthy is as important as living a healthy lifestyle. Most of us need a better work-life balance. Stress is a primary cause of ill health, both short and long-term. Take time for yourself and exercise regularly. You also need a good 7-8 hours of sleep a day to stay healthy.
Taking care of our health should be our number one priority because the benefits are just amazing. We can feel better physically and emotionally! Living a healthy lifestyle is so worth it in my opinion. For more information please see my post, 7 New Year’s Resolutions That Will Make Anyone Healthier.
10 New Health Trends You Have To Try
1. Cauliflower (in all forms)
Cauliflower is amazingly versatile. You can pulse raw florets in a food processor to make cauliflower rice, steam it and blend to make a delicious mash, or just remove the leaves, shove it in the oven and bake it whole. It’s low in carbs and calories and high in fiber, vitamin C, folate and potassium. It also contains compounds called glucosinolates, which are thought to have anti-cancer properties.
2. Omega 3 from algae
Along with the new health trends of all things natural,there are themes of environmentally friendly and sustainability. With this in mind, there is a real concern about the sustainability of fish due to over farming of our oceans. Omega 3 from algae allows us to have the benefits of healthy fats without affecting the fish stock.
You can find a good quality Algae Omega and start incorporating it in your daily diet. This supplement has an effective ratio of DHA to EPA for complete nutritional support for the heart, brain, eyes, and immune system.
3. Essential oils make a big comeback
Essential oils are about to return to popularity in line with all natural and holistic products.“Essentials oils are packed with vitamins, amino acids and anti oxidants so they won’t dry your skin.” says Skincare Expert, Sonja Dymalowski at What Skin Needs. “Instead, they can smooth fine lines and heal blemishes at the same time.” Go for natural products that combine the finest essential oils, like this amazing Organic Anti Aging Oil Serum. A natural face oil, serum & moisturizer packed with vitamins A, C, E, omegas, essential fatty acids and antioxidants.
You can also use essential oils to treat illnesses and alleviate symptoms. These natural oils are also fantastic for kids, just make sure you know which ones are safe. Take a look at my Essential Oils article and find out more information. Detox Baths for kids and adults are also great when combined with essential oils. They are so relaxing and great for a strong and healthy immune system.
4. Tiger nuts
Tiger nuts are a small root vegetable that grows in the Mediterranean and Africa. They’re a traditional food in these areas and have been eaten as far back as the Stone Age. Tiger nut milk is also a traditional drink in Spain.
“Tiger nuts are commonly found in the form of tiger nut flour – great alternative gluten-free, grain-free flour that can be used in baking or cooking and that’s suitable for all types of diets from vegan to Paleo to nut-free.” explains nutritionist Cassandra Barns. “These nuts are high in fiber and contain calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium, amongst other valuable nutrients.”
5. Chewable probiotics for dental care
People are getting more and more concerned about their teeth and their dental health. One way to help prevent any infections and the build up of bacteria is by taking probiotics in a chewable form. Cassandra explains, “As well as taking care of our intestinal health, friendly bacteria also live in our mouth and help to take care of our teeth and gums too. For this reason, chewable probiotics could help to keep our oral health in check.”
After years of ‘superfoods’ like avocado and quinoa reigning, it’s time to pass the crown to… super-spices! Turmeric is one of the most powerful. It contains Curcumin, which has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin has also been shown to help relieve the pain of arthritis, injuries and even dental procedures! Lily Soutter, Nutritionist and weight loss expert says, “Trying to detox? Spice up your dishes with turmeric to help the liver function properly. It stimulates production of bile by the gallbladder that is used by liver to filter and expel toxins. You can also take turmeric supplements with the active Curcumin for similar effect.”
7. Filipino cuisine
Whilst Thai and Vietnamese foods are known throughout the Western world, Filipino food has been slower to catch on. However, this may all change because the Filipino cuisine is set to become more popular. Lily says, “There are many healthy and flavoursome choices available such as Paket – a vegetable dish full of spices, adobo – meat marinated in vinegar and soy sauce, Ginataang – a fish stew, roasted lemon grass chicken as well as Tortang Talong – an aubergine and egg based breakfast.” Stay tuned and visit my blog this year for new and exciting Filipino recipes.
8. Purple foods
The future of modern cuisine is purple! Why? They pack a powerful disease-prevention-punch! Lily explains that, “Purple kale, purple carrots, purple cauliflower, purple broccoli and the purple potato are all amazingly rich in anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are the antioxidant responsible for their purple colour and have amazing disease fighting properties. They can soothe inflammation as well as boost immune function. Lastly, anthocyanins have also been shown to improve memory and brain function.”
9. Everything sparkling! Including teas
Drinks with a fizz are gaining popularity by the day and this trend is being translated into health drinks too. Sparkling sugar free infused waters are starting to appear and there’s even a sparkling matcha tea.
10. Watermelon water as new coconut water
Watermelon water is taken from the whole juice of a watermelon. Cassandra says, “Like coconut water, it contains natural electrolyte minerals. It’s especially high in potassium, which has the benefit of keeping our blood pressure in a healthy range. It also contains lycopene – one of the most powerful and protective antioxidants found in plants.” Watermelon is the way to go!
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