Healthy Eating Trends to Start 2021 

The year 2020 has finally come to an end and opened the door for our new year of 2021. Everyone has New Year resolutions that they list out in hopes of reaching them throughout the year of 2021, and one of the most popular is choosing to eat better and healthier. In this blog, we will go over some healthy eating trends that will take lead in the food market. 

Incorporate Immunity-Boosting Foods 

Immunity boosting foods are going to be one of the fore fronting foods that many will begin incorporating into their diets. Foods such as citrus fruits; vegetables like spinach, kale, sweet potatoes and carrots; eggs; beans; and fatty fish and shellfish are full of vitamins and minerals that will help support a healthy immune system. Eating these types of foods can help give you a small sense of control over your health.  

Some recommend that you start your day with an antioxidant-rich matcha latte. This is recommended because vitamin D that is found in fortified milk is a key factor in helping your body produce the needed proteins that kill bacteria and viruses. Match green tea powder is full of antioxidants that may assist in strengthening your immune system. If traditional matcha is not your cup of tea, there are various varieties of the powder online for you to try. 

Try to “Plantify” Your Diet 

What exactly does it mean to “plantify” your diet? The term “plantify” means to replace the meat in your diet with plant-based alternatives. Did you know that about eighty percent of chronic diseases we face are preventable and reversible by eating a more plant-based diet? The easiest way to make this transition is to start off is to “plantify” your favorite dishes. For example, if you really enjoy making tacos, try making the tacos veggie by skipping the meat and serving black beans or a tofu-based filling.

Choose Snacks That Are Rich in Fiber and Protein 

Did you know that boosting your fiber and protein it will help you crave less sugar? This is something that is helpful for those aiming to follow US dietary guidelines that strongly urge for people to limit their sugar intake.  

Snacks such as berries with some yogurt or chia pudding; sliced apples with nut butter; or a banana and peanut butter graham sandwich will be able to satisfy a sweet tooth while also keeping added sugar intake at bay. Shockingly, even snacks that contain chocolate can boost fiber and quell cravings.