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Top 6 Food Trends for 2019

Updated: Jan 10, 2019

Are you ready - the results are in? From oat milk to CBD oil, these new trends are making a new crop on the up-and-coming food trends, and it looks like 2019 is going to be #delish and delightful. With health trends constantly changing, it’s important to stay abreast the changes and get the correct information from a reliable source. Food trends may seem ridiculous. For others it’s all about keeping up with the new and hottest diet, or knowing the newest food products on the market. 2019 is here and so are so many new health and food trends. So, let’s dive in.


Oat Milk


Move over Almond Milk, there’s a new milk in town. Over the past decade, there has been a major shift in milk alternatives. The food sector of the production and development are constantly researching to meet the demands of consumer by creating newer alternative of health foods. [1] Interesting fact: Oat milk web searches have increased by 186 percent. Wowza!


This frothy dairy-free alternative is making a name for itself at your local grocery store. Everyone’s new favorite dairy-alternative, oat milk, is delicious and environmentally friendly. Vegan too! Now a days the #dairyfree options are endless , you can find almond, coconut, cashew, rice, soy and now oat milk in almost every grocery store. Oat milk is a good choice for anyone who is allergic or intolerant to dairy and/or nuts. Oat milk consists of steel-cut oats or whole groats that are soaked in water, blended, and then strained with a cheesecloth or a special nut milk bag. Oats also contain the B vitamins thiamin and folate, the minerals magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, and copper. It has a thicker consistency, sweeter taste and is commonly used in coffee’s, soups and baked goods. Go ahead and try it - I know your going to love it.





Going “Pegan”


The new "Pegan" diet — part Paleo, part Vegan —is the eating trend of the moment. The Pegan diet is similar to Paleo in that it allows you to eat the same foods, just in different proportions. Instead of your meat being the main event, think of it more as your side dish.



Here’s the basic break-down of going “Pegan”:

Plant Food make 50 to 75 percent of your plate low-glycemic, plant-based items. Choose organic, raw, and local when possible. While, protein should only consume no more than 25 perfect of your meal. Animal products should be from a reliable raised source or grass-fed. Go easy on the legumes, if not take out all together. Cutting out refined, whole-grain flour products to avoid gluten, and blood-sugar spikes. Make sugar an occasional treat. Maple syrup, honey and coconut sugar are fine in small amounts, but skip added sugars. Stevia is a better option. Avoid all bad fats and continue to eat plenty of good fats, like avocados, olive oil, coconut, raw nuts and seeds.


Ginger Water


Infused waters and other non-alcoholic drinks, especially drinks that are anti-inflammatory and have digestive benefits are continuing to become the trend for 2019. We all know ginger is super powerful in sustaining a healthy immune system, but ginger is a delicious and healthy spice that's also been used for medicinal purposes. It has quite a unique flavour and is an ingredient used in various foods and drinks. Ginger water is among one of the healthy drink trends for 2019. Individuals are moving away from sugary, caffeine loaded beverages and moving toward a more healthier alternative when it comes to drinking. You may even start noticing that the ‘Big Brand’ marketing companies are starting to change their tune and you’ll even start to see more healthier drinks popping into vending machines.


Ginger water can be a healthy, tasty drink to have in the morning or throughout the day. Ginger water is easy to make with a knob of ginger and some freshly squeezed lemon juice. While the prep work takes a little time, once the ingredients are ready it takes only a few minutes to mix your water. When you're done, you can enjoy a refreshing glass of ginger water.


Ingredients

1 12-ounce glass of water

1/2 a lemon

One 1/2-inch knob of ginger root


Marine Collagen


The collagen craze continues. Woman are especially using Collagen these days. Most making the switch from animal sources such as pig and cow collagen peptides for a more highly absorbable source made from skin and bones of fresh or saltwater fish. Why you ask? Well everyone wants to “slow down” the aging process. Tighten skin, reduced wrinkles,health skin and hair. Who wouldn't want all these things?


Many collagen peptide products are derived from pig and cow hides, primarily because they are by-products and cheap to produce. That’s why it’s important to purchase a sustainable product. On the other hand, fish skin-derived collagen peptides, while more costly, are significantly better absorbed, so you get more bang for your buck. It is important to supplement with collagen because as we get older our ability to replace lost or damaged collagen decreases 1.5% annually. The decline in collagen production results in older looking skin and who wants that? Not me and I'm sure you don't either.


CBD Oil


CBD Oil [Cannabis] one of the compounds found in cannabis and hemp, is the hottest trend in beverages right now. Recently legalized in Canada, CBD oil has some controversy opinions and has people asking lots of questions. Let’s not forget, Marijuana has been used to treat pain as far back as 2900 B.C. [2] and has many medicinal healing powers. We’re not smoking pot here people, we’re talking about the use of beneficial oils to reduce pain and anxiousness in individuals. CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil. I’m not going to dive in too much here, but I will say this topic is gaining momentum in the health and wellness world, with some scientific studies confirming it may help treat a variety of ailments like chronic pain, and anxiety. [3]


The Knead of Bread


Food and Drink predicts that 2019 will be The Year of the Carb - people are suddenly super interested in bread again. So, you’ve always wanted to learn how to make homemade bread all your life and it seems to be intimidating, but 2019 predicts that learning how to make homemade bread will be the thing. Yes, baking bread is on the rise. More and more people are switching from whole-grain breads to #glutenfree and #fermented bread options. Browsing the supermarkets for bread options has seen a new day, with new loaves hitting the shelves everyday - one of most popular breads being sourdough. More and more people are cooking at home these days, and even the millennials are making thier own. This global-comfort food will make a comeback in your kitchen - in a whole new way.


References

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5069255/

[2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5549367/

[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4970636/




My name is Jaclyn Casiero and I am a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. I graduated from the school of Canadian School of Natural Nutrition with honours in 2016. If there is one thing you should know about me and why I am in the Health and Wellness industry, its because I love the science behind food and how it affects our well-being and physical body.


Food is Medicine.


I believe Nutrition, Mental and Physical health are the key components to living a healthy lifestyle. My main focus is to help you achieve your long-term goals, whether it be weight-loss, digestive health, aging or disease prevention. I am here to help you! I encourage clients to create balance, and add positive lifestyle changes, such as physical activity and mindfulness to their daily regime. When you invest in a Holistic Nutritionist such as myself, you’re not only getting one-to-one customized plan to fit your health needs but your also receiving the best investment of your life – I mean literally.


In health and happiness,

Jaclyn Xo