The 2016’s is the year of healthy food and conscious consumers. From turmeric to oatmeal, these are some ingredients, products and food choices of 2016.
Here, find six healthy food trends in 2016
Oatmeal is made of oat groats that have either been ground, crushed, steel-cut, or rolled. It’s typical to eat it for breakfast as porridge. It’s demonstrate that daily consumption of a bowl of oatmeal can lower blood cholesterol, because of its beta-glucan content. Moreover, recently researches show that oat is a cereal good also for celiac persons, good for everyone!
- Ancient Grains
Not only Oat: 100% whole-grains are having their moment. Gluten-free or not, grains like kamut, bulgur, emmer wheat, buckwheat, quinoa, millet, amaranth, sorghum are all beneficial for health. Wheat is the base of many diet in the world and ancient grain is considered healthier, more natural and better providing more vitamins, minerals, fiber and protein than modern wheat.
- Hot Chick Peas
Panelle, panissa, farinata, all these traditional recipes have two things in common: they are good and gluten free. They are also high in protein and are a great substitute of protein of animal origin; that’s make chick peas a great ingredient also for a vegetarian or vegan cuisine. They are very versatile food, so an excellent helper for cooking.
You probably know turmeric as the main spice in curry, but in Asia it is also used widely to make medicines. Turmeric is finding its way into food items both sweet and savory, it goes in pair with vegetable and meat, but it is also a special ingredients for drinking added to milk. What the power of this root and its powder? It’s antioxidant, anti-Inflammatory and help for the cancer prevention.
- Good fats foods
The days of product fats free is over. The food conscious of consumers look for naturally fats like that in nuts, yogurt or green fish. You can season your dish with seeds, edible oils and extra virgin olive oil without sense of guilt.
- Biodynamic, the next level of organic food
It’s the most environmentally-friendly form of farming: crops are free of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, and the farms are entirely self-sustaining. Whole foods market are supporting the movement, helping brands launch biodynamic products like wine olive oil. If you want more info about, read Biodynamic way: what it is and the differences between organic and biodynamic.