The Specialty Food Association recently conducted a survey focused on foods that nutritionists say will be trending in 2020. Some of these foods may already be included in your diet, but here are some suggestions on how to eat them in more creatives way.
Chelsea Gross, a nutritionist coach, explains why these foods are good for your diet and shares her favorite ways to eat them.
According to Gross, “Fermented foods may be new or trendy to some, but they’ve actually been around for thousands of years, giving our ancestors the ability to prolong freshness. Ferments are superfoods because they reintroduce beneficial bacteria back into our guts. Beneficial bacteria and a healthy gut keep our immune system strong, skin healthy, digestion working optimally, helps us to better absorb nutrients from our food, and can even improve mood.” Gross recommends adding kimchi to your noodles, breakfast eggs, or your bowl of grains. Other fermented foods that are quite common are kefir, miso, kombucha and yogurt.
“Avocados are the perfect addition to almost any meal: High in healthy fats, fiber, and beauty nutrients like vitamin B and E. Healthy fats support our brains, hormones, and keep us full, satiated, and balanced,” explained Gross. She suggests consuming avocados in different ways, such as adding them to your morning smoothie.
Grains like quinoa have been trending for years. But Gross trying different grains in 2020. “If you’re feeling adventurous, check out amaranth, millet and teff. I love the brand Bob’s Red Mill for all these varieties.” You can try mixing these grains into your regular oatmeal to make amaranth porridge. Adding some nut milk and fresh fruit makes it a delicious breakfast.
Quite simply, “Beets are the ultimate liver-loving food — incredibly supportive in detoxing the body,” says Gross. Her recommendation is to add it in to your favorite hummus recipe.