Another new year means that there should be at least one thing that gets better than the previous year. People start struggling to achieve their New Year goals, and Eat healthier foods is probably one of the most common New Year resolutions that people make.
We all know how to eat healthy: plenty of fruits and vegetables, no saturated fats, less processed foods, and so on. But, this is 2017, and there is a list of superfoods everyone will be talking about (and eating) in 2017. These superfoods will not only help you to reach your health goals, but also will be exceptionally popular this year:
Let’s recall our elementary-school science class, when we found out a cool fact that chlorophyll is the stuff that makes leaves and plants green. While leafy greens like spinach, kale, and wheatgrass have their own set of health benefits unrelated to chlorophyll, the plant energy driver has been found to decrease food intake in overweight women and help with weight loss. It also can act as an internal deodorizer! Actually, chlorophyll drink has been famous for the last few years but in 2017 it seems that more and more people are taking this into their daily diet. There is also capsule version of chlorophyll, which you can add to any foods you want.
In 2016 we have encountered the bulletproof coffee trend. The ingredient that makes bulletproof coffee powerful, MCT oil, seems to maintain its position well in 2017. MCT or medium-chain triglycerides is supposed to help boost brain function, making it easier to focus during the long work day ahead. It also may help to burn more energy than other long-chain triglyceride fats, which means it could help you weight.
We are talking about purple cabbages only, but other purple veggies including purple carrots, asparagus, and cauliflower. Purple vegetables contain anthocyanins, the antioxidants found in blueberries which give them rich purple color.
Awareness of the negative health effects of gluten has increased in the past few years, and it has resulted in the appearance of flour alternatives, such as almond and coconut flour. But, in 2017, tigernut flour is on its way to fame. Despite its name, tigernut flour is not made from nuts; it is made from small tuber. It is rich in fiber, calcium, and iron, and has nutty flavor. Expect to see it more plentiful on your grocery store shelves.
Fruit- and nut-flavored granola bars have been around since forever, and now it is kind of boring. But in 2017, expect to taste more (crazy) granola flavors like jalapeno, mustard, and roasted peppers.
Unique Fermented foods
We all know that fermented foods are really good for health, especially for digestion. Classic fermented staples like kimchi, kombucha, or sauerkraut are about to be joined by a new crop of fermented veggies. Wait for tangy, tart versions of cauliflower (which was a part of hipster foods of 2016), beets, carrots, and basically any vegetables that can be fermented.