Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Trends in Diets 2012

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You can hardly pick up a newspaper these days without reading a warning about the dangers of a new celebrity diet, and there is a good reason for this. Most trendy diets are about losing weight in an unbelievably short space of time, by following an extreme regimen that misses out several important food groups. We are not going to be looking at these in this article, for the simple reason that if you follow an extreme diet, you might need to claim on that life insurance policy we discussed earlier a lot sooner than you were expecting. Instead, we will be looking at healthy diet trends for the year, as recommended by top nutritionists.

Antioxidants, phytonutrients, and fibre

Antioxidants and phytonutrients are going to be a big trend this year, as consumers look increasingly to the dinner table to protect them from illness. Also, fibre from whole grains and fruits, which is filling, unfattening, and nutritious, is becoming a bigger deal in the world of dieting.

Unprocessed, natural foods – with a hint of the exotic

The trend towards consumers demanding more organic foods, with a minimum of processing or additives, will continue in 2012. More and more people are preparing their own food at home, rather than buying expensive and often unhealthy fast food or dining out on a regular basis, and as a result, they will become more aware of what their food contains and where it has come from. A reduction in salt and sugar, combined with a simplified ingredient list, will play a big role in diets this year, and consumers will also look to add a few exotic herbs and spices to their recipes in order to keep things interesting.

Seasonal and local fruits and vegetables

Fruit and vegetables are the cornerstone of any healthy diet, and are even more prominent than usual this year. In particular, consumers are looking for more seasonal and locally produced plant foods, due to the environmental impact of imported or greenhouse foods.

For more about the big diet trends of 2012, take a look at this CBS article.

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