There are a few things that happen with every new year.
The ball drops in New York’s Times Square, people make New Year’s Resolutions to get healthier and experts make predictions about what the year’s new trends will be.
I'm all for people getting healthy, and I hope that you’ll stick to the pledges you’ve made to improve your own health habits. I also want to help you in your healthy goals by giving you a heads up on the new year’s healthy food trends.
For 2017, here's what we're predicting will be at the top of everybody’s shopping and cooking lists.
Jackfruit is a nutrient rich food. It is praised as a great source of iron, calcium, protein and potassium. It is also a miracle in terms of the environment.
It comes from Southeast Asia, where it is used when it is not yet ripe.
People use it in place of pork. It can be used as a dessert. It can be roasted or eaten raw. It also grows cheaply and abundantly in hot climates. That means that it’s likely to thrive on a warmer planet.
It’s hard to say whether cauliflower will really be a food trend this year. It should be, as it is both delicious and nutritious.
Food experts have been saying that cauliflower would be a trendy food for years now, and it’s never really taken hold, but it should.
Cauliflower has compounds that have been shown to stop the development of cancers.Tweet
It can be cooked in numerous ways and can replace glutens in foods from pasta to pizza crust. It can be mashed, sliced into steaks, eaten raw, roasted to replace popcorn, and more.
3. Purple foods
Have you ever seen purple asparagus? How about purple potatoes or purple cauliflower?
Foods that are purple are high in anthocyanins and other antioxidants. That means they are good for your heart, help fight disease, and can help keep you young.
4. Wellness tonics
Whole Foods Market is saying that wellness tonics will be one of 2017’s big food trends. They contain ingredients such as fresh fruit juice, apple cider vinegar, ginger, turmeric, and Kava.
They're served as tiny versions of the same juices people use when they’re doing cleanses. You can make them yourself, but you can also expect to see tonic bars offering ‘shots’ popping up everywhere.
We’ve all been drinking coconut water for a while now. But coconut will be playing an even bigger role in our diets in 2017.
You’ll see it in place of dairy in vegan ice cream and vegan butter. It will also be used in place of wheat in gluten-free options such as tortillas and cakes.
Other alternative uses you’ll see will be pastas made from chickpeas, lentils and quinoa.
Recycling is something that has become part of our lives, so it’s no surprise that the food industry will start using leftovers to create healthy products.
One of the products we’ll be watching will be probiotic drinks made from leftover whey from yogurt.
Yours in health,
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