Are you interested in what the top health trends in food and nutrition will be in the year 2022? We spoke to Daily Harvest who works with a band of nutritionist partners who are leading experts in health and wellness. They’re constantly on the pulse of what’s trending, from closely listening to clientele to staying up-to-date on the latest research. Experts Amy Shapiro, MS, RD, CDN, Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN, CSSD and James Marin, RD, EN gave us exclusive insights into the top health and nutrition trends that will take over in 2022. See below for the three hottest tips that you must know about. Keep reading for more!
Here Are the Top 2022 Health Trends, According to Nutritionists
Trust your gut, try postbiotics: “Gut health + the microbiome are the root cause of 99.9% of preventable chronic disease. That said, my clients are increasingly asking about post-biotics like Short Chain Fatty Acids (SCFA), which have become known as essential metabolites from the gut that can help improve your overall health. In 2022, everyone will be optimizing their postbiotic production through what they eat.” – James Marin, RD, EN
Clean, mean, plant-eating machine: “Plant-based eating is already hot and people are going to get more savvy about doing it well in 2022. People are realizing that just because something is labeled as ‘plant-based,’ it doesn’t mean it’s good for you! There will be a greater demand for WHOLE, real plant-based food instead of ultra-processed products, isolates, gums and binders.” – Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN
Algae for omega-3s, please: “As plant-based eating continues to grow, people will be looking for better plant alternatives to get nutrients. Enter algae – it’s a great source of omega 3 fatty acids like ALA, EPA and DHA. Although ALA is found abundantly in nuts and seeds, it isn’t as bioavailable – which means that it’s harder for the body to absorb and use the nutrients. The EPA and DHA found in algae (where the fish get it) is highly bioavailable and a great alternative for vegans and sustainable consumers.” – Amy Shapiro, MS, RD, CDN