How much do you love healthy foods? If you do, then the latest food trends are meant especially for you. These food trends are amazing and can do wonders for your health. Eat them alone or combine them using your creativity, both ways it will provide you with a dose of deliciousness and health.
Read more about them below:
- Chia Seeds
These seeds have been around for centuries but gained popularity recently. Health conscious people would love them. These small seeds contain protein equivalent to some nuts. Moreover, they have alpha-linoleic acid (ALA), and plant-based omega-3 fat. Chia contains 2 grams of protein and 1.75 grams of ALA per tablespoon. Chia seeds can be absorbed easily, gel easily, and add a dash of creaminess to pancakes and oats. This ensures that it can be digested by a sensitive stomach as well.
- Coconut Flour
Most of us are aware of coconut water and coconut oil only. Coconut flour is a nice way of adding a coconut flavor to baked goods. The white, aromatic flour is gluten free and adds 5 grams of fiber per 2 tablespoons. It is a healthy food for diabetics as it lowers the glycemic index when added to baked goods.
Seaweeds can be classified in the family of nutrition dense sea vegetables. What is so special about it? Dulse seaweed is rich in iron and potassium and has iodine in a good amount. Iodine, as we all know, is needed for the regulation of the thyroid gland. Dulse boasts a salty, of-the-sea flavor. It can be eaten in many ways – flakes, dried strips or it can even be crumbled on salads and soups.
Chia is not the only superfood making buzz, hemp is also garnering attention. Though growing it is illegal in many parts of the world, eating it is gaining popularity. Just like sunflower seeds, you can eat hemp seeds raw or sprinkle them over salads or yoghurt or even ground them to make seed butter. Hemp seeds fulfill 16 percent of your daily value of magnesium and phosphorus with each tablespoon in addition to a little less than 1 gram of fiber and 1 gram of ALA.
- Rooibos Tea
While the masses seem to be obsessed with green tea, that’s not the only healthy tea on the market. An herbal tea – Rooibos tea, red in color, prepared from the leaves of Rooibos bush is also making a buzz. It is good for the heart. It was seen that people at risk of developing heart disease saw a decrease in their triglycerides and ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol. This red tea increased ‘good’ cholesterol when they drank 6 cups every day for 6 weeks.
If you haven’t yet tried these superfoods, then it is the right time to start eating them. Allow these food trends make an entry into your lifestyle. Your body will love them.