Which Diet Trends Will We See in 2019?

With the start of each new year, many of us pledge to adopt a healthier lifestyle, improve our diet, give up alcohol and lose weight. It’s the perfect time to start a new approach, but with so many diets available it can be tough to determine which will be the most effective.

Scientists are continually making new discoveries which give rise to new dietary opportunities and health and wellness food trends. These new diets are often the most popular choice as for many it simply provides a new approach to try.

As food innovators here at PenniBlack, we keep on top of the latest food and diet trends to ensure we can continue to bring you creative catering that is not only delicious but more importantly versatile. So, without further ado, here are some of the health trends and latest diet trends which are set to sky rocket this year!

Digestive Health

With growing numbers of food intolerances and general digestive complaints, awareness is increasing as to the role of the microbiome in our overall health.

Fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kefir, kimchi and kombucha are all predicted to continue to gain traction as the health conscious among us aim to improve our gut health, improve digestion and reduce bloating through diet.

Plant Proteins

In 2018 the Veganuary campaign increased by 183% and with growing health, environmental and ethical concerns for the impact of the animal industry, it has been predicted that consuming plant based alternatives to meat and dairy will continue to rise.

Supermarket and restaurant chains are already stepping up to meet this growing demand, offering their own range of plant-based products.

CBD and Hemp

Research continues to surface as to the benefits offered in hemp-based products. The food’s naturally anti-inflammatory properties have created much interest from those suffering from common inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and asthma.

Different parts of the plant are beginning to find their way into a whole host of both food and toiletries and these are forecast to become more readily available throughout 2019.

Intuitive Eating

As individuals become more conscious of the role food plays in our mental and physical wellbeing, fad weight loss diets are being replaced with lifestyle changes focused on health.

2019 is thought to see an increasing number of people abandoning the diet mentality and instead focusing on eating in ways that make us feel better in the longer term. After all, with up to 95% of diets failing long term its clear a new approach is necessary.

Intuitive eating is in itself not a diet and more a mindset to respect our bodies and provide it with the most optimal fuel and nutrition.

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