The trendsetters in fashion, both vogue and glamour, have laid out the superfoods trends to watch out for this year.
Some of the foods are never heard of, some which were considered as the best superfoods until now, will lose their status, and some are lucky enough to continue being “super”.
The top items that were listed by the Fashion magazine, depict an interesting trend that is displayed below in the Google graphs.
I am sure it is going to define the way we look at them this year, with their demand showing an upward trend. So start paying attention to these new superfoods.
Black Rice – Black rice is considered to be the new brown rice. Also known as the “Emperor’s Rice”, it is actually purplish in color and sold with the husk intact. Until recently, it was only available in Asia.
It is high in nutritional value, rich in iron and high in fiber. There has been a continuous demand in the news over Black Rice and it is set to increase many-fold this year.
Benefits – It contains antioxidants in amounts approximately six times higher than regular white rice. Also known to prevent cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
Preparation – Stir fries, risottos, soups, sides, salad toppings.
Matcha Powder – One of the most potent foods that exists, Match Powder has been a part of the Japanese culture for centuries and has been a most prized beverage.
Matcha tea differs from regular black tea because of the way the leaves are produced. This unique leaf production increases its antioxidant content, caffeine and other nutritional properties, making it an extremely powerful superfood.
It has 60 times the antioxidants found in spinach in just 1 spoonful.
Benefits – Anti-inflammatory, prevents cancer, increases metabolism, lowers anxiety,
Preparation – Green Tea (know more about the varieties of Green Tea here), Latte, energy bites, ice creams, truffles, and even bake with it.
Banana Flour – This flour is made from green bananas, is gluten free and also super rich in resistant starch.
Resistant starch is extremely good for digestion and the well being of the body. It will keep you fuller for longer without bloating.
Benefits – High Fiber, boosts immunity, good for diabetes, bowel regularity.
Preparation – Pancakes, breads, muffins or cookies
Oat Milk – Oat Milk is a nutritional alternative to dairy products. Oat milk is a wonderful way to receive essential nutrition from a natural, lactose free, and sustainable source every day.
Rich in calcium and low in fat, it is a great alternative because it’s typically cheaper than cow’s milk or soy milk, and can even be made at home.
Benefits – High protein and fiber content, cholesterol reducing abilities, enhances the immune system, prevents cardiovascular diseases
Preparation – Substitute for milk everywhere. You can find some interesting Oats recipes here.
Fermented Foods – Fermented foods are full of healthy enzymes, minerals and live cultures that create a flourishing internal environment and help balance gut microflora, all contributing to good digestion, protection from toxic pollutants and a strong immune system.
From kimchi to kefir, fermentation is not a new process producing bacterial cultures (probiotics).
Benefits – Builds strong immune system, a healthy digestive system, and positively impacts blood sugar and the absorption of certain hormones.
Preparation – Kombucha, fermented drinks, kefir yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut, cultured vegetables, and pickled vegetables and relishes While you take steps towards your New Year Resolution of Better Health, figure out which new superfoods are for you.
From lowering your cholesterol, to improving your immunity and boosting your weightless regime, these superfoods promise to keep you Healthy in through the year.