Regardless of where you live, New York, Peru, London, China, etc. everyone seems to celebrates New Years.
For instance, does your New Year start off by a nice dinner with friends and family just to end in pajama’s and sleeping on the couch until 11:50pm? Guilty
Or, do you impatiently wait for the clock to ring midnight just so you can shout “Happy New Year” while being surrounded by friends and family? Guilty
Regardless of how you celebrate New Years most people do not enter New Years Eve festivities thinking about New Years resolutions and what’s to come for them during the next year. But incase you want to know what trends are to come, you are in luck. Here are some of the top trends in health in wellness in 2015.
1) Root Vegetables
Think of celery root, beets, turnips and kohlrabi. Root vegetables are loaded with vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and B vitamins. Not only are they highly nutritious but you can eat them in several different ways. Try eating them raw, roasted, grilled, or steamed. Add them to casseroles, side dishes or even festive appetizers.
2) Fermented foods
Who doesn’t love wine, yogurt, or kimchi? All of these products are fermented. Fermentation is not only healthy as it offer probiotic benefits for our digestive health but they also provide us with delicious new food options with bold flavors.
Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water. You can serve it hot, cold and infused into foods, cocktails and desserts. Tea, hold the sugar, provides numerous health benefits such as flavonoids which may have cardiovascular health protecting properties as well as antioxidants.
Physical Activity Trends
1) Body weight training
This is a great way to start any training program as it uses minimal equipment and allows you to use full body movements.
2) High-intensity interval training (HIIT)
After you have been training/workout out for several months and need a little extra kick to your workout try HIIT. This incorporates short bursts of high intensity exercise followed by short periods of rest and recovery. Usually these programs last 30 minutes!
3) Educated, certified and experienced fitness professionals
More and more people are becoming educated about physical fitness and are becoming certified personal trainers. Even if this is not your niche, seek out a personal trainer to help you be accountable for your physical activity!
1) Coconut Sugar
Coconut sugar comes from the liquid sap of the coconut palm blossom. It is made just like maple syrup in which the sap is boiled until the water is evaporated.
Matcha is a purified green tea in which the green tea leaves are ground into a powder form. Match is packed full of antioxidants and provides a bolder flavor than your normal green tea.
3) Local Grains
Depending upon where you live this might now be easily accessibly but more products are being made from freshly milled, locally grown grains to offer a wider variety of products.