Sticking to your new year’s resolution couldn’t be easier – but there’s one item we’re not entirely sold on. Last year all the wellness rage was about hemp and the Keto diet . Now, it’s time to ditch all you learnt in 2018 because health trends just got a makeover – and we’re happy to report it’s easier to stay healthy than ever before.
According to our friends at Healthy Life , these are the health trends that will sweep the nation in 2019. The Keto diet is still a winner
The noise around the ketogenic diet will amplify in 2019. This low-carb, high-fat diet can help with everything from weight loss to lowering blood sugar and insulin levels – and it isn’t going away anytime soon.
Because so many Australians are turning to the keto diet, there is a whole new generation of keto products flowing onto the market. Brisbane company Locako has made it easier to get ketosis off on the right foot every day with coffee creamers containing up to 22 per cent collagen (around 4g) per serve. Using probiotics
With every new study, we’re learning more and more about the delicate balance between good and bad bacteria and how we rely on the trillions of beneficial bacteria to maintain almost every aspect of our health and wellness. From supporting our digestion to boosting our immune system and balancing our moods, bacteria is central to the healthy functioning of our body’s physiological processes, which is why it’s critical to keep our microbiome in check.
In the coming years, expect to see probiotics added to everything. For instance, Counter Culture’s all-purpose cleaner acts like kombucha for your kitchen, leaving behind friendly bacteria to crowd out any bad bacteria so the area stays clean long after it has been applied.
Getting a good dose of probiotics isn’t just about yoghurt anymore. Image: Supplied Beauty from the inside out
Collagen has long been known for its facial filling and plumping properties but it’s now being touted as the latest health supplement for skin, joint and gut health.
Consumable collagen will become more readily available with a trend towards marine collagen over beef. Expect to see collagen added to more foods as the move towards consuming collagen internally, rather than using it externally, becomes more popular.
Locako’s brownie bars, Australia’s first collagen snack, contain about 10 per cent collagen and are apparently delicious. The dominance of veganism
2019 may very well be the year that veganism goes from being considered a ‘trend’ to a normal part of life.
According to recent research, the number of food products launched in Australia carrying a vegan claim rose by 92 per cent between 2014 and 2016 and by 2020, Australia’s packaged vegan food market could be worth $215 million.
Macadamia milk is set to steal the spotlight from almond milk, and hemp is set to be the next oat milk. Look out for MilkLab, which makes nut milk designed especially for coffee.
Get your hands on some MilkLab milk. Image: Supplied Low toxic living
With a typical household containing more than 60 hazardous chemicals from bisphenols to benzophenones and parabens to phthalates, the low tox movement is gaining momentum.
Studies are increasingly finding that the toxic nasties hidden in many everyday products can affect our health, varying from allergic reactions to hormone imbalances and even lung disease.
As we become increasingly aware of what is going into our bodies, more and more companies are swapping irritating chemicals for natural ingredients and creating products which are healthy and harmonious for humans as well as the planet.
Eliminating as many contaminants as possible and replacing toxic products with healthier alternatives is the easiest way to help create a happier home and a healthier you.
It’s going to take some getting used to – and to be honest we’re not entirely sold on the idea – but low tox items such as deodorant paste are set to be the new norm.
Where’s the roll-on? Image: Supplied A word about adaptogens
‘Adaptogen’ has been the buzzword of 2018 and with the stress levels of modern society at an all-time high, this group of healing plants, which can help the human body adapt during times of stress, is needed more than ever.
Adaptogens will also increasingly play a role in anti-aging and beauty products as companies increasingly harness the power of these ancient ayurvedic plants.
Expect to see ashwaghanda tonics, proteins, supplements and, if it goes the way of other adaptogen trends, lattes. Looking after the environment
Following the plastic bag ban this year, there has been an increase in awareness over the effect of plastic on the environment. Eco-friendly companies are making it easier to live an environmentally friendly and sustainable lifestyle with everyday essentials such as stainless steel straws, reusable beeswax food wraps, and BPA-free bottles, cups and containers, becoming more freely available. Ditch the cling wrap and save the environment too. Image: Supplied Snacks on-the-go
In our fast-paced world, there’s an increasing demand for healthier snacks and drinks that can be consumed on the hop. Once confined to the fridge, probiotics have evolved to be shelf stable so we’ll see sachets for travel as more people realise they can’t live without them.
Apple cider vinegar drinks are also set to become the new kombucha, offering a quick and easy way to give gut health a boost when on the run. Healthy baking mixes
Move over Betty Crocker, pre-made baking mixes will no longer be the domain of refined white flour and cocoa, with everything from matcha to collagen, probiotics, hemp and whey being added to create healthier homemade snacks and treats.
Matcha Maiden’s choc mint protein slice with pea protein and matcha powder is a winner, so is the Teff Tribe brownie mix containing the latest ancient grain, teff. The Gluten Free Food company mixes which include lupin, flaxseed and hemp in their bread and protein packs. Protein Bread CO, also offers plant-based protein mixes as healthier alternatives to perennial favourites such as pancakes, banana bread, cookies and pizza.
Making bread has never been easier. Image: Supplied
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