Covid has taught us a lot, especially regarding health. But, none of us possess a crystal ball to predict what’s big that will happen next. So, all in all, we live in a lot of uncertainty. Almost every day, there’s news about the new variants and all that nutty stuff that we don’t want to hear.
Overcoming all these conditions, there is still a ray of hope, positivity, and the emergence of something exciting. In this post today, I’d like to offer you an inside scoop of the Top 10 healthy foods and innovations hitting this new year. So, let’s get started!
Top 10 Foods Trends to follow in 2022 for Good!
Well, this year’s food trends will be less about alcohol and meat. But, in general, such food trends are also scanned based upon various reports such as Waitrose Food & Drink reports and Whole Food Market’s reports.
1 – Herbal Teas
The herbal teas came out as our prior selection of the top-notch ripple effects of a pandemic. It is good to boost immunity and helps improve sleep and relieves stress and anxiety. The herbal tea market alone is set to grow a CAGR of 4.2% in the next five years.
2 – Plant-Based Meats
As the name suggests, these meats are derived from plants and are made to offer you the healthiest fit. Also, they are said to be sustainable solutions for global environmental concerns. Plant-based meat could include products like tofu, soy, pea protein, nuts, and seeds, etc.
3 – Selenium-Rich Foods
A hike can be seen in the demand for selenium-rich foods after people become aware of cancer. Selenium is a mineral that prevents free radicals responsible for causing diseases like cancer. Furthermore, the mineral protects the body from various infections and improves thyroid gland function.
4 – Sustainable Grains
The grains like Kernza are quite exploding this 2022. Other examples of sustainable grains could involve things like wheat, millet, buckwheat, etc. These grains further develop deeper root systems and help trap harmful greenhouse gases underground and prevent soil erosion.
5 – Brain Foods
Adding to mental health, brain foods will never go out of demand. This is because they protect your heart and blood vessels while also giving proper nutrition our brain is craving. Green and leafy vegetables are the most common examples of brain foods, including spinach, kale, broccoli, etc.
6 – Spiced Cocktails
Since the bar culture has almost ended during the lockdown, something has to take its place and this is where the culture of spiced cocktails rev up. These cocktails boost immunity while containing the magic of various spices and herbs such as Pina Colada, Mint Julep, Apple Martini, etc.
7 – Moringa
Well, moringa is not new here as this food has already set its spot for the past 3-4 years. It is a recognized food by WHO to fight malnutrition. However, it’s only the tip of the iceberg, as the newer extensions of moringa can be seen in protein bars, desserts, grain blends, and chocolates.
8 – Hibiscus
Hibiscus is a plant with beautiful flowers and in terms of its food consumption, there’s hibiscus tea, a potent source of Vitamin C. This tea alone is stated with a ton of benefits including boosting liver health, promoting weight loss, preventing cancer, and more.
9 – Edibles & Cannabis
The gummies, tinctures, oils, pills, etc. all come under the regiment of edibles cannabis. Cannabis is informally called a weed or marijuana, which refers to dried flowers, stems, seeds, etc. These exciting elements are associated with great health benefits such as treating conditions of chronic pain, anxiety, and cancer-related symptoms.
10 – Fermented Foods
Fermented foods are natto, kefir, miso, kombucha, and sauerkraut, etc. with heavy content of probiotics. Nutritionists highly recommend these for good gut health and they also help in promoting weight and boosting immunity.
Hopefully, you find my list super informative. Let me know in the comments section in case I just left or missed anything.