As we reflect back on the hottest trends in health this past year, there are seven that stand out more than the others.
Here were the hottest health obsessions of this year.
Whole30 is an elimination diet that cuts out processed foods, refined sugar, dairy, grains, beans, legumes, and alcohol for a full 30 days. By limiting your diet to meats and fish, greens, nuts, and seeds—you’ll reduce weight while cutting down on gut inflammation.
Diets focused on ways we think about meals and its timing, along with supplements.
There are 2 popular calorie restricted diets for an extended period of time here.
or majorly reducing calorie intake during an extended period to achieve weight loss, was a hot diet in both 2016 Time-restricted feeding forgo food for a 12-hour period and can eat whatever they crave the remainder of the day.
The 2nd popular rendition of the diet, 5:2 fasting, involves a bit more adjusting, as followers choose two non-consecutive days per week to eat 500 calories or fewer, and maintain their normal diet on the other five days. In either case, the change is how and not what you’re eating—so you can lose weight without feeling always restricted.
3. Plant-based diets
This diet includes plant products but doesn’t exclude meat and dairy. Eating plenty of fruits, veggies, whole grains, and legumes—and dialing back on animal products—has been shown to lower cholesterol, aid weight loss, and promote healthy skin, hair, and nails. Only recently, a study showed that those who eat leafy vegetables each day have a statistically lower incidence of Alzheimer’s dementia.
Keep in mind that vitamins like B12 which is essential, is only found in animal proteins.
How does a simple cooking device land the number three spot on a list of all the top health trends of the year? Well, the Instant Pot’s ability to single-handedly tackle countless cooking tasks has earned it a cult following (read: more than 800,000 Facebook fans). It’s a slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, and yogurt maker, and provides crock pot-like goodness in a fraction of the time normally required.
Think of the George Forman grill. Did you know that before George added his name to an endorsement, the grill existed but the company making it couldn’t sell it and was going bankrupt?
Making shakes from protein powders is no longer limited to only bodybuilders! More and more people are incorporating protein powders into their diets—and not just in their smoothies.
6. Natural deodorants
7. Cooling bedding
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