As we approach the end of 2014, many of us are starting to look to new trends that we can incorporate into our New Year’s Resolutions. 2014 has seen a significant rise in the popularity of superfoods, wholefoods and mindful eating – and this is a trend that is likely to continue.
The trends that I see lasting through the New Year are based on good digestion and convenience. For example, you will see that several health brands, including IsoWhey® are launching superfoods powders which are beneficial for those who want to eat healthily but don’t necessarily want to spend a lot of money.
Superfood powders are great for individuals who want to add extra nutrients into their smoothies, sprinkle it onto their muesli or include it into their muffin or pancake batter. I expect that superfood powders are likely to be popular in 2015 due to their nutrient density, convenience and in some cases – affordability.
The next trend that I see remaining strong through 2015 is fermented foods. Not only is fermenting foods, such as vegetables, a great way to preserve them for a longer period of time, but they are also great for your gut and digestion.
Fermented foods are foods that have been through a process of lactofermentation. This is a process where natural bacteria feeds on the sugar and starch in the food which creates lactic acid. Benefits include enzymes, b vitamins, omega 3 fatty acids and various strains of probiotics.
Probiotics introduce beneficial bacteria to your digestive system which also helps balance the bacteria in your digestive system. They have also been shown to improve bowel health, aid digestion and improve immunity.
Having the right balance of gut bacteria and enough digestive enzymes also helps you absorb the nutrients in the food that you eat.