EN: After spending a few good years reading through everything nutrition and fitness related, you start seeing trends the same way as in fashion. Sometimes a new healthy product appears, certain food becomes a demon overnight or one macronutrient is suddenly more important than the other (I am protein guilty). Some of these things stay and some go away as quickly as they come. What is going to become the next buzz word of nutrition in 2016?
- Full fat. Fat has definitely gotten a bad reputation over the years. However, nowadays, we realized that maybe fat itself is not the devil. Actually, foods heavy in monounsaturated fats (as nuts and olive oil) are actually good for us and can lower cholesterol levels! Oh my!
- Legume flour. Forget coconut flour, there is a new hype! Legume flour – made of lentils, beans, etc. Rich in fiber and protein. Just waiting to be added to all those beautiful recipes in 2016.
- Herbs. We have kinda forgotten about these in the past years. Meaning: we have used them in dishes for their flavor without even thinking about it, but nowadays more than ever before, we are realizing they can have a medicinal use, as well (again!). You are never going to look at Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme the same, again.
- Matcha overload. C’mon, the stuff is already selling even at Starbucks! BUT, some people at work still have no idea what the green thingy I make instead of my regular Cup of Joe is. Hopefully, this is going to change coming 2016.
- Cauliflower. You have to give this veggie a credit. First, for being so incredibly overlooked these past years. And second, for how amazingly versatile it is. My favorite recipe are these cauliflower steaks with mint chutney.
- Home cooking. That’s right, more and more people are realizing the benefits of a proper home cooked meal. Prepare your lunch take out boxes, it’s about to be a wild ride.
- Anti-diet. Diet fads are officially over. No more low fat, calorie counting, happiness depriving stuff. Instead, the focus is on eating whole food, juicy, tasty diet with meditation and yoga on the side. Namaste.