DETROIT – If you are at all into health, wellness, or cooking, then you are likely interested in the latest healthy food products on the market. The list below outlines the most popular new food products and the latest culinary trends.
Plant-Based Ice Cream and Yoghurt
Plant-based milks have been growing in popularity hugely in recent years. If you think back a decade ago, the choice of milk would be between full fat or semi skinned. Now you go into any supermarket, and you will see an array of almond, oat, hemp, and pistachio milks. The success of plant-based milks has sparked somewhat of a revolution, and the latest products to get the plant-based treatment are ice cream and yogurts. A variety of new plant-based milks and yogurts are coming out, catering to all dietary needs and preferences.
Seed butter is a new product that has become hugely popular and is perfect for anyone with a nut allergy or a taste for condiments. Not only are they perfect for spreading on toast, but you can also swap almond butter for 5 seed butter, it’s a great nut-free substitute for most recipes.
Chickpeas are one of the most fashionable ingredients of 2021, with new chickpea-based products coming out every single day, from chickpea potato chips to chickpea pasta. Chickpeas are complex carbohydrates which means that they take longer for the body to digest. This helps promote a feeling of fullness that lasts longer and can help regulate blood glucose levels. Chickpeas also have higher levels of nutrients than refined carbohydrates, which gives them another added benefit.
Gut Healthy Foods
People have become increasingly aware of the power the gut has in one’s overall health and wellbeing. As your gut health can have a direct impact on your immune system and other vital bodily functions. This consumer awareness has motivated the creation of several food products that are specifically designed to promote gut health. You should be noticing a rise in the number of probiotic products on offer and an increase in fermented food and drink products like kombucha.
As the ‘sober curious’ movement is continuing to rise in popularity, so are the number of alcohol-free drinks on the market. Alcohol consumption can cause a number of undesirable effects on both your physical and mental wellbeing. While some people are trying to reduce the amount they are drinking, that does not mean that they want to abstain from the taste of alcohol altogether. Alcohol-free products come in a range of options, from liquor to wine and beer. This means that it is easier than ever to switch from your favorite alcoholic beverage to an alcohol-free alternative.
Sleep Inducing Snacks
Another product range to enter the market are snacks that have been carefully designed to promote sleep. These snacks usually contain one of two sleep-promoting ingredients, CBD or melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that your body creates naturally. This chemical is otherwise known as the ‘sleep hormone’ because it helps to promote a feeling of sleepiness and helps people remain asleep for longer.
Freelance writer, Delicia Warren, is passionate about the environment and the impact humans are having on the world around us. She’s an advocate of holistic approaches to life’s issues, including alternative medicines, as well as having an interest in helping individuals make small changes to their lifestyles to minimize their carbon footprint.