Cannabis coffee, cricket protein and super skipping â€” these are some of the top new trends to watch out for in 2019.
In a year that saw Ireland go doughNUTS for the opening of US chain Krispy Kremeâ€™s drive-through in Dublin, a vegan revolution also took off in 2018.
Forget kale, there is a new wave of superfoods and wellness trends headed your way this year.
The use of cannabis-based CBD products for medicinal reasons CBD is slowly becoming more accepted by the mainstream medical community as a potential treatment for epilepsy and even anxiety and depression.
From high-profile campaigns like Vera Twomeyâ€™s to numerous other personal stories, the push for greater access to cannabis-based medical products was high-lighted in 2018.
Earlier this year country legend Willie Nelson launched his own line of CBD-infused coffee. But it wonâ€™t get you high as CBD doesnâ€™t have the psychoactive attributes found in marijuana.
If 2018 was the year of the vegan then 2019 is seeing an even more extreme version, the vegan ketogenic diet.
Itâ€™s a low-carb, high-fat plan designed to put your body in the optimum metabolic state for fat-burning, known as ketosis.
But without any meat, fish, dairy or grains, vegan keto leaves you little left to eat but vegetables, fruit, and fat from nuts, seeds, avocado and coconut.
Not for the faint-hearted, this diet is a nightmare for anyone who likes dinner invites.
Itâ€™s not a bugâ€™s life after all it seems as crickets are making their way onto our plates in 2019.
Consumers have long been looking for sustainable options to replace beef and poultry â€” and theyâ€™ve found it in the form of insects.
While crickets havenâ€™t quite taken off with mainstream consumers, there are plenty of instances of cricket powder appearing in protein bars, pancakes, breads and even dog treats.
This is definitely one for the adventurous eater.
Plant and nut based dairy – pea protein milk, almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, rice milk, hemp milk and soy milk – will continue to become more popular in 2019.
But oat milk is the star of the alt-milk world right now, thanks to its creamy, dairy-like texture. Coffee lovers take note, oat milk tastes better, matches coffee better and froths more easily.
Flexitarianism or â€˜casual vegetarianismâ€™ is an increasingly popular, plant-based diet that claims to reduce your carbon footprint and improve your health with an eating regime thatâ€™s mostly vegetarian yet still allows for the occasional meat dish.
This is a great one for those who have diet commitment issues.
Roz Purcell and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have both credited an intermittent fasting plan with keeping them in such great shape.
Because intermittent fasting isnâ€™t a food-restricted diet it allows for dieters to consume their favourite foods but still manage to lose weight â€” provided that they maintain a caloric deficit.
Fasting 14-16 hours overnight and eat everything in an eight â€“ 10 hour window 3-5 days a week remains the most popular way to do it.
When the actress v posted her boxing workout on Instagram her trainer Leyon Azubuike hailed skipping as the perfect warm-up activity.
But now itâ€™s becoming a workout in itself with High Intensity Interval Skipping becoming the new buzz class to be seen in for 2019.
It can burn a staggering 1,200 calories a session and with other stars like Gigi Hadid and Kate Hudson crediting skipping as helping them stay in shape.
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