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Staying Healthy in 2016

Tasty Superfoods Worth Adding to Your Diet

— May 9, 2016 — Lifestyle
Pulses
No, we’re not talking about the feature on your blender. Pulses are seeds from dry crops. Think beans, chickpeas, lentils and dry peas. Don’t believe us this will be a food trend? Well the Food And Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations declared 2016 to be the International Year of Pulses. In doing so, their aim is to build awareness around pulses and their nutritional benefits. These include low fat and low sodium, a good source of iron and protein, as well as being free of gluten and cholesterol.

Expect to start seeing pulses pop up everywhere and even used as a flour alternative. Best of all, this is an easy food trend you can start doing yourself. Why not add some beans to a winter soup. Or make a delicious lentil salad. Better yet, buy some chickpeas and whip up your own hummus.

With their numerous health benefits, cheapness and ease of use, pulses are sure to be a huge food trend in 2016.

The New
Kale and tea are so 2015! In 2016 these have been replaced with a variety of new and interesting healthy foods.

Kale was the food trend that everyone tried to get into, but it’s slowly being replaced with some unique options. Two contenders: Brussels sprouts and seaweed. Yes, the two ickiest food you ate as a child are suddenly chic. Brussels sprouts are huge in antioxidants and like kale can be used in a variety of ways, such as roasted or shredded for salads. Seaweed, on the other hand, is packed full of minerals. Found traditionally in Japanese meals, seaweed can be used as a salt replacement and will no doubt be popping up in every salad of 2016. Try both for yourself now.

Speaking of Japanese health foods, you can go past Matcha, a powered version of green tea that is mixed in with hot water or milk. Cafes are adding it to their menu to keep up with the demand. And why is Matcha so popular? It tastes great and is filled with antioxidants. Get onto Matcha now and your body will thank you!

Food Delivery
Life is hectic but it seems more so nowadays with people always on the run and constantly connected to their phones and emails. With such little time, it’s all too tempting to buy fast food. Rather than go for the easy option, why not try fresh food delivery.

There are many companies that cater to a growing trend in food delivery. There are two types of meal delivery services on the market nowadays, catering (no pun intended) to two different demographics.

For those that love to cook but don’t have the time to figure out what to make every night and go to the supermarket to buy every product needed, there’s fresh boxed meals. You will receive fresh and healthy produce in exact portion sizes, herbs, spices and of course a recipe. Best of all, there’s no waste. You can find various companies that do this in your area, or speak to your local market to see if they have anything in place.

Alternatively, for those that struggle with time to cook or just struggle not burning bread when making toast, there’s precooked meals. This is best seen in a company like Jenny Craig, which provides delicious and healthy precooked meals right to your door. Better yet, there’s a huge variety for every meal of the day- from toasties, muesli or pancakes for breakfast, to pizza, pastas and salads for lunch as well as noodles, burritos and curries for dinner. Every cuisine seems to be covered. Each meal is also portion controlled so that you don’t need to count calories. Watch the weight just slip off while enjoying tasty meals.

Food delivery is sure to be a health trend that will appeal to busy people in 2016.
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