Where do we discover new lifestyle trends in the 21st century? Instagram and online media offer us a glammed-up, pictorial package of the most fashionable culinary and social trends. Likewise, science and environmental studies have recently begun to investigate the effectiveness of many new trends on our health. With the online community connecting to the research, we have birthed a few new trends that are set to develop and ultimately enrich our physical and social wellbeing. Here are a few trends that are recruiting allies online, and have the scientific research to justify their popularity.
Plant-based diets and dishes are continuing to dominate the food industry and culinary trends of 2018. Recent science is allowing for major technological advancements, which are altering plant-based ingredients and proteins. These developments are providing some exciting products and healthy food alternatives, made entirely from plants. These include “bleeding” vegan burgers or sushi-grade “not-tuna” made from tomatoes. Plant-based diets, such as vegan and raw lifestyles, have been the focus of the media and the food industry in recent years. But the trend is set to be more than just a fad. Recent research indicates that plant-based diets are quite possibly the healthiest out there. This research has shown people to feel fuller and more energised, to think more clearly and lose weight easier, when on a plant-based diet.
The taco trend boomed in 2017, bringing us street-style Mexican bites and authentic flavours. However, it's not necessarily considered the healthiest cuisine. But, in 2018, the taco has been taken out of its maize flour shell and wrapped in all matter of ingredients, such as cassava, seaweed and vegetable leaves. The twist on the taco provides many with a healthy eating alternative that is fast, convenient and delicious. Tacos are notoriously filled with beef, chicken and greasy extras. However, swapping the contents for a fish alternative is becoming an increasingly popular choice for many taco restaurants. The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish have huge health benefits. These include maintaining good cardiovascular health and reducing inflammation around joints, and these acids are extremely effective in prenatal and postnatal neurological development. So, replacing meat for fish is not only a delicious alternative within Mexican food but also may have a serious impact on our overall health and wellbeing.
The production and consumption of processed food is definitely unhealthy. By swapping processed meats for fish or plant-based food, current culinary professionals are focusing more and more on sustainability. Buying locally and choosing fairtrade are easy ways to combine healthy eating with a sustainable footprint. In 2018, we’re seeing the emergence of the phrase and practice of ‘zero-waste’. Many restaurants, retailers and food producers are sourcing, preparing and delivering their food without wasting one plastic package or binning any unwanted dishes. Zero-waste trends are said to have a significant impact on our understanding of food production and encourage those participating to shop responsibly, thus making them more likely to make healthier choices.
It seems that healthy eating trends are considering a whole range of social factors. Recent research is considering social and environmental trends within the studies. It’s important to keep up to date with the latest food trends, whether they’re from scientists or social media, or even both.
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