Opinions as to what healthy eating is all about change from year to year. Today, the driving force in nutrition is becoming more educated on the subject and using that knowledge to find healthier food and make better food choices. As with anything, trends often develop, and we see more of certain things. Here are some of the more recent developments in nutrition trends.
Omega 9’s are seeing more popularity as a health necessity. Omega 9 is commonly known as a healthy fat, also known as monounsaturated fat and is known for its potential to regulate blood sugar levels and promote healthy weight. Omega 9 is found in algae which has been touted as a superfood.
Plant based probiotics have also become a hot topic within nutrition circles. They’re bacteria that provide health benefits such as better digestion and a stronger immune system. With plant-based eating becoming increasingly popular, people are looking for probiotic sources beyond yogurt and kefir. One popular source of probiotics come in tasty shots, juice, infused drinks and bars so you can get your daily dose of good bacteria any way you like.
Stevia continues to rule as the sweetener of choice for people wanting to cut down on sugar or calories. As the demand for stevia grows, so do the product offerings. Look for stevia as an ingredient in more beverages, baking mixes and condiments as consumers look for calorie- and sugar-reduced versions of their favorites.
Cottage cheese has been around for a long time as a common choice for dieters. Now it’s becoming more popular because we’re all obsessed with finding more ways to pack protein into our meals and snacks. This cousin to Greek yogurt is slightly higher in protein and is mostly casein, a protein that can help you feel full longer.
The trend in nutritional knowledge continues to grow, and so are new ways of getting body essentials into the daily diet.