The last couple of years have been instrumental in terms of what and how we eat food. A sense of awareness has risen amongst the global population, which might have different viewpoints, but has still got people talking about eating and living healthy.
When we talk about social media and its harmful effects, we often overlook its positives. This health food revolution we are experiencing now is partly due to an explosion of written and visual content that is available to us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Whether it is people posting their workouts, sharing easy to make recipes, or talking in general about health, the world is listening and simultaneously changing for the better.
Convenient Eating Products
One of the biggest reasons for people not eating healthy is the lack of time. Whether you are a college student, a business person or a homemaker, the trials of daily life keep us so busy that it is easier to eat readymade products that only add sugar and fat to our diet. Those in the food industry have thus been working tirelessly to make it simpler for people to get their daily nutrition without much hassle. There are obviously recipes for quick and easy meals that one can make with minimum ingredients. However, to further help people in this endeavour, manufacturers are coming up with sauces and condiments that consist of organic, preservative-free vegetables, making them perfect for those with little or no time to cook.
Until recently, there was hardly any choice when it came to some of the most essential food items for vegetarians. Now though, the industry is investing heavily in healthy foods that cater to different types of preferences within their customer base. Milk, for example, is already available in multiple options, from cow, buffalo, and sheep to soy, almond, and lactose-free. Soon, we will be able to get alternate flours, yoghurts, and more products than ever that provide special dietary needs customers better, more flavourful choices.
Food it seems is permanently engrossed in some kind of controversy. Already, there is a big debate over eating meat, but within the vegetarians, there is now confusion between plant-based and vegan food, and which one is better. As a trend, we can expect plant-based food to come up significantly, whether it is in the shape of off-the-counter products or as part of the menu at top restaurants. In the end, though, it is up to the consumer to decide what is best for them. However, there is no doubt that eating superfoods and sticking to a non-meat and dairy lifestyle can have long-lasting positive effects on your body and mind.
Seeds are In
Seeds have been one of the most underrated health food items available to us all these years. High in protein, eatable as snacks, and quite versatile as you can add them to your salad, smoothie or cooking, seeds are easily available everywhere now. The best part about seeds is that they all bring a certain individual health element with them. Chia and flax seeds, for instance, have fibre and Omega-3 fats whereas sunflower and hemp seeds are excellent sources of vegetable protein.