The nutrition market is constantly evolving, with numerous new food trends emerging year after year. Some trends come and go, but nutrition experts say a handful are here to stay in the New Year.
While there are no fad diets on this list, there are nutrition trends that will make a difference in your health in 2023. Just because these practices are fashionable now doesn’t imply they won’t have a significant impact on our health in the future.
Here’s a look at some of the top trends to try in 2023.
Eat more plants
You don’t have to become a full-fledged vegan to be deemed plant-based, and merely increasing the number of plants in your diet offers numerous benefits.
Plant-based eating is still one of the most popular health food trends, and it is expected to remain popular until 2023 as a more cost-effective way of eating. According to the study, a plant-based diet is associated with lower blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, and a healthier weight. You don’t have to become a full-fledged vegetarian to get these potential benefits; simply incorporate 1-2 meatless meals each week and build from there.
Source sustainable seafood
Sustainable and wild-caught seafood is becoming more popular as people seek higher-quality items. Two of the most sustainable seafood options are wild-caught Alaskan salmon and sustainably-raised Argentinian seabass.
Sustainable sourcing and production of foods has gained traction, and I believe it will continue to do so in 2023. There are numerous strategies to support both your health and the health of the world, ranging from responsibly sourced seafood to an emphasis on plant-based solutions.
Eat more pulses
Pulses, such as beans, peas, and lentils, have been found to boost health in a variety of ways. Pulses are consistently included in healthy communities around the world, from the Blue Zones to the Mediterranean Diet, and they are here to stay in 2023.
Pulses are an excellent choice for 2023! Include half a cup of pulses in your daily diet to promote intestinal health, balance blood sugar, and reduce blood pressure. If you don’t like the texture, white beans can be blended and added to soups and casseroles for a creamy, nutritious texture.
According to the CDC, from 2019 to 2022, there was an increase in eating disorder cases in emergency rooms due to the pandemic. In recent years, customers have been more interested in intuitive eating and a non-diet approach. This trend is expected to continue in 2023 as people seek treatment for eating disorders or disordered eating behaviors.
With the development of intuitive eating, many are abandoning diets in search of a more balanced way of eating. Years of dieting have been shown to have a negative impact on our mental health and can lead to a disordered relationship with food. Seeking assistance and striving toward a better relationship with food is a trend we can support!
Incorporate cultural foods
Research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in December 2021 found a lack of diversity among nutrition specialists. Many dietitians have now come up to stress the need for diversity in the field of nutrition, as well as in the meals that dietitians prescribe to their patients and clients.
The need for culturally diversified cuisine remains a trend and a focus in both retail and institutional food service. This can provide an opportunity to boost dietary diversity by incorporating more herbs and spices, which are high in polyphenols, which function as antioxidants and stimulate our gut bacteria.
Consumers are increasingly more concerned about the quality of their food, and food manufacturers are taking notice. Keep an eye out for the new nutrition label in 2023 to stay updated on industry trends.