Wholesome Residing: Fads and Your Well being
Plant-based burgers, CBD and low-calorie alcohols caused a sensation in 2020. But what are the latest foods and fads that are making headlines and affecting the waistline? Whitney Amann has something new Health Trends You Need To Know In This Healthy Life.
Move over kale! Seaweed is the latest food trend. Not only is it filled with vitamin B and calcium, but it’s also environmentally friendly. It doesn’t require fertilizer to grow and it helps keep the water clean by removing nutrients that cause algal blooms.
Microgreens are also a trend to look out for. These multi-colored baby counterparts of plants like carrots and broccoli can contain 4 to 40 times the nutrients of their mature counterparts.
You’ve heard of probiotics, but what about postbiotics? They are essentially the waste products of probiotics. Postbiotics are being studied for anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits, as well as their ability to strengthen the immune system. Postbiotics are found in kefir, sauerkraut, sourdough bread, and kimchi.
A new buzzword for those trying to ditch their evening cocktails … try mocktails with adaptogens. Adaptogens claim herbal medicines that counteract the effects of stress in the body. They will, of course, help you relax at the end of a tough day.
Eco-friendly food is expected to have an impact in 2021. Food production accounts for a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions. Organizations like Cool Food help customers identify low carbon foods.