16 New and Trendy Foods to Try

Feeling adventurous? Give these foods a try.

16 New and Trendy Foods to Try

Every year it seems like the health food industry is continuing to push the envelope by coming up with new, creative ways to approach ordinary food and drinks. If you are tired of the same old eats and ready to try something new, read on to learn about the latest and greatest food trends you'll be hearing about in 2018.

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Broccoli Coffee

To start your day off with both a hit of caffeine and your daily dose of fiber, vitamins A and C, potassium, and folate, sip on a cup of broccoli coffee. The star ingredient is broccoli powder, which retains the vegetable's nutrients, color, and taste, and just two tablespoons of the powder amount to one serving of the cruciferous plant. Brew it at home by preparing one cup of coffee, letting it cool — which maximizes the benefits of the powder — and blending it with one teaspoon of broccoli powder for about one minute. After transferring the beverage into your favorite mug, stir in milk and sweetener as you normally would.

4 Steps to Shedding Your Pandemic Pounds

Forgive yourself, and start walking toward a healthier you.

For those of you who have put on the Pandemic Pounds or added several new COVID Curves, you are not alone. Alarmingly, the American Psychological Association has recently published that almost half of all adults in their survey now have a larger physique. In fact, 42% of people reported gaining roughly 15 pounds (the average published was surprisingly 29 pounds but that included outliers) over the past year. Interestingly, 20% of adults in this survey lost about 12 pounds (I am surely not in this group). Clearly, there is a relationship between stress and weight change. In addition, one in four adults disclosed an increase in alcohol consumption, and 67% of participants distressingly revealed that they have new sleeping patterns.

This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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