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The Hottest New Food Trends in 2017

It’s no doubt that every year there’s a new trend in food combinations. Some strange, some delicious and some surprisingly tasty – we have seen it all. In 2017, health and wellness is the focus of these combinations. With so many new and innovative products, there is no reason to think “healthy” food isn’t tasty! Let’s take a look below at the upcoming trends:

  1. Probiotic foods
    1. In 2017, we have already seen a huge interest in gut health. More and more people are learning about the importance of our digestive system and thus, probiotic foods are becoming a hit. As a brief overview – probiotics are “good” bacteria that line your gut and are responsible for nutrient absorption and immunity. There are so many ways to consume probiotics – sauerkraut, kimchi, pickled vegetables, yogurt, apple cider vinegar and raw cheese – just to name a few. One of the new beverages, kombucha is made by fermenting black tea and contains a variety of probiotics. Check out this article from Dr. Axe on why you should be drinking kombucha.
  2. Cauliflower smoothies
    1. Between riced cauliflower, turmeric cauliflower and buffalo cauliflower, this vegetable is making a major comeback. However, the newest way to eat it is not only surprising, but also genius! Adding frozen cauliflower to smoothies thickens the texture and adds nutrients. The best part – you can’t taste the cauliflower! What an awesome way to sneak in extra veggies. Check out Mind Body Green’s take on it below.
  3. Golden latte
    1. If you follow any of the health foodies on Instagram, you definitely have seen this one already. Golden lattes – or golden milk – are made with plant-based milk, turmeric, coconut oil, raw honey and other spices. Due to the rising need of anti-inflammatory foods, this warm, calming drink has become a favorite for many. Here’s a recipe for you to try!
  4. Power Bowls:
    1. What started as a smoothie bowl craze, is quickly moving to the savory side. Foodies are now loading their bowls with roasted vegetables, a variety of proteins and a generous drizzle of homemade dressing. With endless combinations, bowls will never get boring. Not only do we see this trend popular on instagram and blogs, plenty of restaurants are now offering these bowls. Check out this awesome grain free power bowl recipe from Little Bits Of.
  5. Jackfruit
    1. Traditionally an Asian fruit, jackfruit has become a popular meat substitute for plant eaters. When cooked, it resembles the texture of pork. However, it does not contain similar protein to meat or other vegetarian proteins such as tofu. Jackfruit only contains 2.8 grams of protein per cup, so it is recommended you include it with other substantial protein sources. Check out this easy jackfruit sauté recipe from Paleo Magazine.

For more healthy eating trend advice, Positive Health Wellness offers information for living a more positive, healthier and happier life including healthy eating options, diet advise and guidance to healthy eating. 

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