7 food trends for 2018


We already know that monounsaturated fats can regulate blood sugar and promote healthy weight. Last year, algae was promoted as a superfood, but this year they have learned how to make a healthy oil rich in omega-9. This process does not use genetically modified organisms or chemical extraction, which makes it even more attractive. Vegetable algae oil is high in monounsaturated fatty acids and low in saturated fat, and can even be used for frying and baking. The beauty of the oil is also that it has no taste and smell, so it does not spoil the taste of dishes at all.

Plant Probiotics

Probiotics have been very popular in the nutrition world for several years. These are bacteria that improve digestion and strengthen the immune system, but now they are being sought outside of yogurts and kefirs. Beneficial bacteria of plant origin are now included in the composition of juices, various drinks and bars.


If you include healthy probiotics in your diet, they need the right fuel in order for your body to absorb them well. Chicory is the only plant-based prebiotic scientifically proven to help maintain a healthy weight, improve calcium absorption and improve digestion. Chicory root will be found in nutrition bars, yogurts, smoothies and cereals, as well as in powder form that can be added to food and drinks.

Nutrition for Type 3 Diabetes

Now Alzheimer’s disease is called “type 3 diabetes” or “diabetes of the brain.” Scientists have established insulin resistance in brain cells, and in 2018 we will pay more attention to nutrition for healthy brain function. A diet based on green leafy vegetables, nuts, and berries may prevent Alzheimer’s disease, but blueberries are the focus of experts’ attention.

A recent study published in the European Journal of Nutrition found that eating one cup of blueberries (fresh, frozen, or powder) daily produced more positive changes in cognitive function in older adults than a placebo. So this year, expect to see blueberry powder as a superfood, as well as an ingredient in various condiments and sauces.

Pseudo Grain

Sometimes cooking healthy whole grains becomes a big problem because it takes a lot of time. So food companies are coming up with ways to provide us with pseudo-grains like buckwheat, amaranth and quinoa. In 2018, on the shelves of stores, we will find portioned products with various additives (mushrooms, garlic, herbs), which you just need to pour boiling water over and leave for 5 minutes.

2.0 Stevia

Stevia is a popular sweetener among those who want to cut back on sugar and cut calories. The demand for stevia is growing every month, but the supply is not far behind. This year, some companies will blend it with brown sugar, cane sugar, and honey to achieve just the right amount of sweetness and calorie content. These products are naturally sweeter than regular refined sugar, so you only need to use half your usual serving of sweetener.

Curd – the new Greek yogurt

In recent years, cottage cheese has been treated as a product for athletes and losing weight. Now becoming more popular, food companies are looking for new ways to use cottage cheese as a main ingredient, as it contains even more protein than the popular Greek yogurt. Many brands offer soft-textured cottage cheese and fresh fruit without artificial additives, which makes it much easier to consume a healthy product.

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