It feels like with every new year, comes a whole new bunch of trends that we have to get on board with If we want to keep up with all of the latest in and outs of culture. In the realm of food, the thing that always seems to be changing and updating is which superfoods are hot and which are currently not! If you want to know exactly what to order at the coolest restaurants or pick from the shelves this year, then you better check out the top 10 superfoods of 2019.
1. Fermented Foods
All kinds of fermented foods are going to be big this year. Things like yogurt or kefir, for example, are perfect for helping to maintain good gut health. You can expect to see fermented foods being produced and used in much more interesting ways in 2019.
The cult of the avocado is set to remain strong in 2019! You might think that we have already come up with all the different ways to use it, but you've seen nothing yet!
Seeds aren’t just for birds, and in 2019 they are going to be big news in the health snacking world. Varieties like chia seeds, flaxseed, and hemp seeds are small but mighty, especially when it comes to nutritional value.
4. Ancient Grains
A big trend is looking to the past for food inspiration this year, and that involves lots of cool ancient grains. You can expect to see names like teff and millet in enriched pasta products on the shelves of supermarkets.
5. Exotic Fruits
All fruit is great, obviously, but the exotic is the big trend this year, with things like acai and golden berries being even more popular than they have been in the last couple of years. Perfect in smoothies!
Our old pal the blueberry seems to be going from strength to strength! It’s an archetypal superfood thanks to its high level of phytochemicals, and you know what they say: the oldies are always the most beloved goodies!
They might be a nightmare to prepare with their stubborn staining juices, but beets are the next big thing in 2019. With more focus than ever on the treatment of chronic diseases, people are getting into the high vitamin levels of the vegetable.
Whether you like almonds, pistachios, pecans, or pine nuts, the fact is that nuts are probably one of the healthiest between-meal snacks that you can have. They are never going to be out of fashion!
You can expect to see coconut in all of its various forms to be super popular this year. There is trend towards the delicious flesh being able to provide a healthy quenching of a creamy, sweet craving.
More and more of us are choosing to go vegan for various reasons, so it makes sense than non dairy milk alternatives are going to be dominating the shelves in 2019. Pecan milk, macadamia milk, almond milk ... don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it!