Health trends can disappear as quickly as they appeared. But sometimes, they stick. The obsession with kale, for instance, may be here to stay. (And with good reason: the antioxidant-filled supergreen offers a variety of health benefits and can prevent many diseases.)
There are a variety of other health trends that may stick around as well. These top 10 health trends of 2019 are worth knowing about.
Powders derived from mushrooms, known as “nootropics,” may be used to promote focus and concentration without the side effects of caffeine. You can mix it into decaffeinated tea or coffee, smoothies, and yogurt.
Turmeric has been trending for a few years now, and we know why. The root has incredible anti-inflammatory effects, which can prevent both major and minor diseases. Many people enjoy making a hot cup of “golden milk,” which is spiced with turmeric, ginger, and black peppercorns and topped off with coconut or almond milk. You can also enjoy the spice in soups and other hot dishes.
3. Alternative Milks
A while back, the only alternative milks you could find were soy and rice. Now, for those who can’t or don’t consume cow’s milk, there are a variety of other options that actually have health benefits. Oat milk, for instance, has lots of fiber and is easy to digest. It’s also a barista favorite since it froths very well and has a creamy consistence and mild taste. Other healthy options include coconut milk, almond milk, hemp milk, and cashew milk.
4. Intuitive Dieting
Intuitive dieting means forgetting about “mainstream diets” and learning how to be in tune with your body. Knowing what your body really needs is a good way to remain satisfied throughout the day.
We know now that gut health is everything. Incorporating more probiotic foods into your diet can help you to boost your immune system, maintain a healthy weight, and prevent many diseases. Probiotic-rich foods include kimchi, kefir, greek yogurt, sauerkraut, and kombucha.
Jackfruit has been described as a “miracle ingredient.” It can prevent aging, anemia, and indigestion, as well as reduce stress. It may also boost the health of your hair, eyes, and muscles. As a bonus, it adds tons of flavor to your meals.
7. Intermittent Fasting
Yes, we did say that staying away from mainstream, trendy diets might do your body some good. But this may be the one exception. Studies have shown that going 12 hours, or even longer, without eating, could be a great way to lose weight and control blood sugar levels.
People have been putting collagen into their yogurt, smoothies, coffee, and tea, as well as consuming it in supplement form. There is a variety of ways to include collagen in your diet. Why would you want to? It can strengthen your nails and hair as well as promote growth in each. Your skin may also get clearer and more vibrant.
9. Innovative Skin Care
Skin care has come a long way in the past few years. It’s now designed to better prevent against sun damage and aging by blocking both UVA and UVB rays. Many new skincare products could offer to reverse damaging effects from pollution in the environment. Probiotic skincare is another new option that helps to balance out the bad bacteria with good bacteria.
10. Ditching Sugary Drinks
Is this really groundbreaking news? Soda and sugary drinks are out. Studies have shown that these high-sugar drinks can lead to diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Not to mention, they contribute to weight gain and tooth decay. Stick with seltzer.