A new year calls for a fresh approach towards well-being. Every year, we all make the same ‘healthy eating’ resolution, but it can be challenging to keep up with it. We need something uncomplicated yet effective to help us stick to a healthy diet routine and yield promising results. So, to inspire you and make your healthy eating trendy, here is a list of food trends that you can try this year. Dr. Archana Batra, Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator & Physiotherapist shares six diet trends that are set to rule this year.
We enjoy waking up to a cup of refreshing coffee or tea. Since our growing generations are more interested in options that are more sustainable and conscious of what they eat and where their ingredients come from. So, this year might be a promising beginning for coffee and tea alternatives like kombucha, matcha, and chicory. Additionally, this year is expected to witness an increase in soy milk, almond milk, and dairy-free beverages due to the popularity of healthier dairy replacements. All of these alternatives are healthier than traditional beverage products and, more significantly, are environmentally friendly.
Plant-based diets will remain popular as vegan and meat alternatives become more widely available. However, the desire for an animal cruelty-free plate has spread the idea of plant-based diets this year. Vegetables, fruits, pulses, and grains are the main components of plant-based diets and are high in macronutrients and phytonutrients. They are low in saturated fat , cholesterol and high in vitamins, minerals, and fibre. Secondly, plant-based diets lower carbon emissions, which are significantly increased during domestic grazing. People who want to lessen their negative influence on the environment may want to consider going vegan this year as this is one of the popular diets for 2023.
Fermented foods, such as miso, tempeh, kefir and kombucha, are healthy because they contain good bacteria that can improve intestinal health. Fermented foods are also packed with vitamins, enzymes, and other healthy compounds like antioxidants, which are essential for good health. Pickles are the most common Indian fermented food.
Previously, a healthy diet meant sophisticated diet regimens and various food products claiming to be carb-free. This was mostly due to the Western culinary culture's effect on us, but people are gradually abandoning it in favour of home-cooked meals. A variety of spices are utilised in home-cooked foods in Indian cuisine. These spices are rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, antitumorigenic, anticarcinogenic, and glucose- and cholesterol-lowering qualities. A typical Indian plate also contains a well-balanced food that your body needs. Home-cooked meals are the healthiest option as they are fresh and demand less time and money.
Local Organic Food
Eating locally produced food is becoming more and more popular as people switch from fad diets to home-cooked meals. Healthy eaters would prefer regionally cultivated ingredients because they are fresh, readily available, and free of chemicals found in packaged and stored foods.
The year 2023 is the one for embracing a more optimistic definition of what constitutes a healthy diet. Healthy eating does not have to be monotonous, and there is no such thing as a "one size fits all" diet plan. Each body is unique and requires a specific nutrition plan to achieve its individual health goals. Food amounts, food choices, and the number of meals consumed each day differs depending on body type and size.