Look forward to a year of native Australian superfoods, high-fat diets, and new yoga trends.
These new food and fitness trends are on the rise in 2018 according to dietitian and founder of The Australian Superfood Co Hayley Blieden.
“Over the last decade consumers have become more educated and interested in the health implications of what they do, think and eat,” she said.
“As the science changes, so to do the food trends. In 2018 our diets will continue to transform, from the 2017 food trends, of low sugar diets and imported superfoods to the high fat, Keto diet and local, sustainable superfoods.
“Convenience foods will continue to trend, as the number of nutrient dense options soar.
“While what we eat significantly impacts our health and wellbeing, so too does how we move and think. Sleep, exercise, relationships and our careers, all need to be considered in the bigger picture.”
Here is a list of health trends we will see in 2018 according to Ms Blieden:
Renowned brands such as Remedy Kombucha, Maggie Beer and The Australian Superfood Co are incorporating native Australian superfoods into their product offerings.
Fruits such as kakadu plum and quandong, which have sustained Indigenous Australian for over 50,000 years, are becoming household names.
We’ll begin to see a shift into more powders in the food isles, from cacao, tumeric and wattleseed.
Where to get these superfoods in Toowoomba: Coles, Woolworths, Wray Organic, The Source Bulk Foods
For many years people stayed away from high fat foods, however as research has evolved a direct link has been found between a state of ketosis and an increase in energy, concentration, and weight loss.
Another trend we’ll see in 2018 is a shift to veganism and wholefood diets.
We are seeing an increase in restaurants and cafes dedicated to plant based foods and creating vegan friendly menus which hero vegetables, pulses and fruit.
Plant-based restaurnts and cafes in Toowoomba: Little Seed, Homegrown Health, Full of Life, Michelle’s Cafe, Wray Organi
Aerial Yoga has been proven to improve flexibility, decrease muscle and bone tension, increase core strength and allows the body to move freely without compromising technique.
Zuu Fitness is used to mimmick the original way our ancestors moved with no equipment needed, focusing on movements such as push, pull, bend, twist, squat, lunges and running.
Water sports also offer an array of benefits and there’s one for every type of fitness level.
Most water sports are a full body workout, and of course being on the water, naturally helps the body to de-stress and rejuvenate.
Places to try new fitness trends in Toowoomba: Milne Bay is hosting water yoga known as boga, check to see if you local yoga studio is introducing aerial yoga
Extracted from The Chronicle, For full article, please see here.