These 5 health trends have become staples in the health community, promoting all sorts of benefits including a better gut, improved energy and brain function. While some have been around for quite a while, they have all been constantly talked about or seen on insta stories and posts from our favourite health and wellness advocates.
Turmeric has become a worldwide phenomenon and if you haven’t heard of the endless benefits of this bright spice then you’re a bit behind. Claiming to help fight Alzheimer’s and cancer, the super spice contains curcumin, a strong antioxidant which helps slow the signs of ageing and the cellular damage seen in most cancers. With anti-inflammatory properties turmeric has replaced cinnamon as the beloved spice of the moment, especially when it comes to teas and coffees, as turmeric lattes has become a common favourite for the health conscious. To make the strong flavour more palatable its best to add small amounts first into your meals, such as adding it over roasted vegetables, in smoothies and adding it in scrambled eggs.
Bone Broth is starting to make its appearance in our mainstream markets and has been praised by the health community. It claims to boost your immune system, improve joint health and reduce inflammation in the body. Rich in protein, bone broths are extremely easy to prepare and are quite inexpensive to make. So if you’re looking for that extra boost of goodness and you want to feel great, then definitely give bone broth a try.
With a vinegary taste comes a fermented bottle of nutrients and good bacteria that aids in detoxification, joint care and gut health. While not a magical cure all, Kombucha is extraordinarily antioxidant rich and claims to boost energy levels. This probiotic beverage was originally consumed in China more than 2000 years ago and has now found its way into the mainstream cafes and supermarkets of our cities. If you can get past the quirky taste then you’ll be one step closer to wellness.
Tahini has become a great alternative for heavy calorie laden dressings such as mayonnaise. Made from ground sesame seeds, the paste adds a nutty taste that can complement a range of dishes. It’s perfect for salads, on top of grilled meat and falafels and contains more protein than milk. Along with B vitamins that boosts brain function, it also has vitamin E which helps protect against strokes and heart disease.
Considered to be another superfood in powder form, maca root is starting to make a name for itself. A type of cruciferous vegetable that’s native to Peru, its high in antioxidants and is said to improve female sexual health and boosts male fertility. It has a slight nutty flavour with a butterscotch undertone, so it’s perfect to add to smoothies and even mixed in with your morning bowl of oatmeal.