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Most Popular Nutrition Trends For 2018

It is time to start thinking about and do your best to accomplish your healthy New Year’s resolutions. Well, it is a good thing that 2018 food trends are all about health so it will be easier to stay concentrated and to finally alter your eating habits. This year the focus will be on vegetables, digestive health, gluten-free food and eating to prevent and manage health conditions.

Over the past few years, there was a lot of hype about healthy food. It is no wonder veganism and organic food trends are still going strong and becoming more popular than ever. Turning to organic GMO-free food is a smart way to start thinking about your health and find alternatives to prevent some medical issues and health conditions. But cutting out animal products from your diet means you have to find alternatives for the protein sources. There are many alternatives for almost every kind of food, so choosing veganism as a way of life has never been easier. Well, here’s the list of 2018 nutrition trends that are going to be huge this year.


Probiotics are known as the “good” bacteria that provide better digestion and are proven to help build a stronger immune system. Probiotics manage health conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease. They can be found in kimchi, sauerkraut, yogurt and kefir, but you can’t be guaranteed that you are getting enough by simply consuming those products, especially with plant-based diet. In that case, finding additional sources of probiotics is a must, so it is wise to consult with your dietitian or doctor because you might need to take probiotics in pill or powdered form.

Gluten-free food

Many people go gluten-free even though they are not affected by celiac disease. The key to a well-planned gluten-free diet is in balance and in meeting your body’s needs. This diet can be healthy as long as it contains vegetables, beans, legumes (that are nutrient-dense foods), proteins, nuts, and seeds. Focus on naturally gluten-free, fiber-rich foods like quinoa, buckwheat, flaxseed meal and brown rice, instead of pre-made foods you can find in stores. You can use these ingredients to make your own recipes and adjust them the way you want to.

Healthy food for healthy skin and body

Eating for a healthier skin is a trend that everyone simply adores. Altering your eating habits to improve the look of your skin has become easy since healthy, organic foods are all around us! It is an efficient way to get rid of the toxins from your body as long as you drink a lot of water. Add lots of fruits and vegetables to your diet along with healthy fats and dietary proteins. Also, including plant-based premium vegan protein in your diet can be a great solution for individuals looking for a non-dairy alternative to make sure they stay healthy and strong. Cut down on the sweets but don’t deny yourself sugar cravings because you’re worried it will affect your skin (if you exaggerate, it might). Moderation in everything is a great way to maintain your health and have elastic, blooming skin.

Veggie noodles

Including more healthy foods in your diet and cutting down on (and eventually getting rid of) saturated fats, carbs and high-glycemic foods will clean your body from the inside and keep you healthy and satisfied with your look. There are many recipes online that can help you include more vegetables and fruits in your diet without having to eat them raw. If you are not keen on fresh veggies, follow the newest trend of spiralized vegetables that look like pasta and are good for you at the same time. You can find pre-made veggie noodles in most grocery stores but it would be better to invest in your own spiralizer and do it yourself. That way you will be certain that all ingredients are fresh and organic.

Milk alternatives

Nowadays there are milk alternatives for everyone that are just as good as the regular milk and perfect for lactose intolerant individuals. You can choose between a large variety of vegan alternatives such as soy, almond, cashew, hemp or even pea milk that provide the similar amount of calcium and vitamin D as dairy milk. Pea milk is a perfect solution for lactose intolerant vegans that have nut allergies and it has more protein and calcium than any other alternative. It doesn’t taste like peas even though it is the essential ingredient and it is filled with vitamins like B12.

The best advice is to focus on balance and moderation when altering eating habits. These new trends can help you stay on track to achieve your health goals, improve your health and the look of your skin while still tasting the rich flavors.

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