Top Five New 2016 Natural Health Trends

By on December 22, 2015

The Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) has identified the top new five natural health trends to look out for this January and throughout 2016. Michelle W. Book, CHFA’s in-house holistic nutritionist, gives a sneak peak of what everyone is guaranteed to be raving about next year.  

The trends include:

1.       Sea vegetables: “Is kelp the new kale?” We think so! Sea vegetables can help reduce sodium intake while supporting thyroid health, as these unique vegetables are rich in naturally occurring iodine.

2.       Fibre: Fibre is primed to be the new protein. We all know fibre is good for digestive and intestinal health, but it can do so much more, from heart health to weight maintenance!  Look out for new and innovative ways to add more fibre to your diet. 

3.       Sweets and savouries with a health kick: In 2016, people will be ditching the traditional potato chips and looking to get their crunch on with beans, lentils and root veggies.  We can also share new ways to satisfy your sweet cravings, from dark cocoa, to honey, to maple syrup.

4.       Vitamin C and D: These old favourites are finding new applicationsVitamin C-rich creams have the ability to protect the skin during the harsh winter months and, luckily, lesser known winter veggies like squash and Brussels sprouts are loaded with vitamin C. Vitamin D is also incredibly versatile, with applications for boosting heart health.

5.       Hemp: Perfect for herbivores and carnivores alike, hemp boasts an ideal omega ratio of 3:6 to help maintain heart health. It’s easy to add hemp into your healthy, balanced diet.

The Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) is the voice of the natural health industry and the authoritative source for what is trending in the industry.

CHFA is Canada’s largest trade association dedicated to natural health and organic products. Their members include manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and importers of natural and organic products.

 

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