People are becoming more aware of their bodies and health needs, which has inspired a number of health trends that are steadily growing in popularity. Here are a few to watch out for if you want to lose weight, improve digestion, or just feel better overall.
Blue-green algae is becoming more trendy because it’s packed with protein and can provide you with energy throughout the day. The algae is commonly referred to as spiraling, and the superfood can easily be blended into smoothies or taken in capsule form.
Apple cider vinegar has also be popular with health enthusiasts for quite some time, since the vinegar is known to treat everything from athlete’s foot to dry scalp. Drinkable vinegar came on the scene recently, and is easily to tolerate than simply taking a spoonful of apple cider vinegar in the mornings. The vinegar is often mixed with healthy fruit juices, water and alternative forms of sugar like stevia, and can also be used to treat and prevent bacterial infections.
Due to the rise of behavioral issues and gut imbalance, many people are starting to try food that are low in FODMAPS, which are substances that can cause indigestion, changes in brain chemistry, and bloating. Eliminating foods like beans and even some vegetables as part of the low FODMAP diet has helped people with conditions like IBS and Crohn’s disease as well.
To prepare low-carb baked goods, coconut flour has become the choice of many people who are more conscious about their waistlines. Coconut provides healthy oils that are good for the skin and digestive tract, and contains a significant amount of fiber and fat as well, and can naturally lower the body’s blood sugar. Coconut flour is also gluten free, which means that those who suffer from gluten intolerance or celiac disease can enjoy it with no problems.
If you’re looking for an alternative to Greek yogurt that is lower in calories, you may want to give Skyr a try. Skyr looks and tastes similar to Greek yogurt, but hails from Ireland and is made from low-fat or skim milk.
Finally, you may want to add jackfruit to your list of vegetarian savory treats. The fruit can be grilled and barbecued to make a vegan version of pulled pork sandwiches, and is sold in many health food stores.
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