March 13, 2020 by Companio
Food is, of course, the basis of our livelihood but it has evolved with us into so much more. Food is an experience, a global industry that caters to the needs and wants of the people according to their lifestyle, health issues, age, gender, geographical positioning and much more. Here are the trends in the type of food, diet and lifestyle choices that will positively affect people’s lives in 2020.
With more and more people becoming aware of the harmful effects of consumption of meat on their health, environment and individual morality, vegetarian diets have been constantly on the rise. Vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds, much like the contents of a Mediterranean diet, are projected to trend this year.
Genetically modified food has been a controversial topic for a long time. That’s why people are steering away from it. Organic foods are preferred by the urban population. Labels are not just for show anymore, they are read and they influence the consumer’s decisions.
Dairy does have nutrients and minerals essential for our health, it comes with many downsides as well. Heart-burn, indigestion, skin problems and intolerance to lactose are some of the issues that can be avoided just by switching to nut-based milk and products like soy, almond and cashew.
Digestive health’s in focus
Yogurts, probiotic drinks, and Ayurvedic superfoods that aid digestion are sure to trend this year as there has been enough scientific research and evidence on the major role that good digestion plays in the well-being of an individual. India’s population doesn’t shy away from trying foreign trends that they know for sure are going to make their health better.
Whole grains or refined grains?
The grain is the topmost nutrition provider for the world, with the most common ones being wheat, rice, and corn. With talks around the topic of how grains are ‘bad’ for you, don’t make any uninformed decisions. Refined grains are bad for you while whole grains are one of the best sources of protein, fiber, and other nutrients. Thus we should avoid maida and other flours that contain just carbohydrates and consume whole grains which are more balanced.
Intermittent fasting, a trend centuries-old
Yogis and sages have been doing it for centuries. Now it’s time for the urban gurus to follow suit. Intermittent fasting refers to a system where a person eats for a specified time and refrains from eating for the major part of the day. The most common ratio of these hours is 8:16. This has been reported to decrease inflammation, help in weight-loss and linked to a healthy heart.
It’s important to remember in the times of trends that they come and go. Some last longer while others are short-lived. Instead of being flustered with the choices, remember that moderation and balance will always be the best lifestyle choices, if not the trendiest.