Everyone loves food. After all, there is really nothing else like a delicious piece of chocolate cake for dessert or a nutritious meal at lunch that will power you through the rest of your day. Food nourishes the body, helps it heal, and also helps the body release the right hormones that make you feel relaxed or elated.
When it comes to food, much like fashion, trends come and go. So take advantage of the trends to enjoy some of the best food options before they become harder to find. Continue reading for four recent food trends that have really made it big, and may even be here to stay.
Fresh Juices at Home
Juicers have become hugely popular as more people are learning about the incredible health benefits of juicing on a regular basis or even of going on a juice fast to thoroughly cleanse the body and rejuvenate every single cell. The key is focusing on juicing vegetables, such as dark leafy greens and root vegetables like beets. These are packed with powerful nutrients, such as antioxidants, that will help your body fight disease. And the bonus is that you’ll be able to lose weight if you juice regularly or replace your meals with juices that provide complete nutrition.
Veganism for a Change
In addition to juicing, a lot of people are also becoming increasingly aware of the health benefits of a vegan diet. Therefore, there are many people from all walks of life who are now ditching animal products, such as eggs, dairy, and meat, in favor of plant-based products that include whole grains like couscous, quinoa, and more, as well as beans, legumes, vegetables, fruits, etc. And with so many mock-meat options out there, from seitan to tempeh and Gardein, and a variety of vegan restaurants opening up everywhere, even meat lovers can make a smooth transition and realize the benefits of this type of diet.
Tea Instead of Coffee
While coffee is still a mainstay in most people’s lives, for those who want to enjoy a gentle boost of caffeine without the same jitters they get from coffee, choices like green tea, white tea, and black tea are great alternatives that also provide myriad health benefits in the form of antioxidants. And because there are so many varieties and flavors of tea to choose from, including the many herbal teas available, you’ll never get bored with the same flavor every day. As a result of this trend, many new tea cafes are opening up for people to enjoy, and tea shops are offering more loose teas than ever before.
Without a doubt, frozen yogurt is trendy, especially if you go to a yogurt shop that allows you to get the amount of yogurt you want in whatever flavor you desire and with whatever toppings you choose. These frozen yogurt establishments have become a huge hit and people of all ages have been making it a point to enjoy this yummy and surprisingly good for you cold treat in place of traditional ice cream, which can be quite fatty.
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Hannah Finn is a freelance health and food blogger who enjoys discussing topics that revolve around the connection between nutrition and overall health. She’s so happy to see that a lot of the recent trends in food have involved healthy options rather that junk foods that were the focus of past trends.