How 2019 Is Shaping Health And Eating
The healthy-food, healthy-lifestyle movement has gained popularity as well as a whole lot of momentum and 2019 is shaping up to be a year that will completely change the trajectory of the worldwide health movement. The bulk of the transition is to be found in seemingly insignificant changes all huddled together in imperfect harmony, and as the old Chopra adage goes, all great changes are indeed preceded by chaos. Never has this rung more true than in the healthy food industry.
Notwithstanding the sheer scope of the industry, as well as the various and sometimes varying points of view so regularly let loose into the ether, we will attempt to touch on just some of the trends that we can expect to come across during the remainder of the current year as well as onwards into 2020.
Onwards And Upwards For CBD
We’re going dilly for CBD; full name Cannabinoid Oil. Perhaps worth mentioning at this point is that this isn’t the same as smoking or eating common-day weed/pot. It’s not the high we’re after, and besides, no high is to be had from CBD in any event, what with the product having absolutely zilch psychoactive effects. If zoning out is what you’re after, try THC instead. CBD has its sights set on bigger things such as reducing inflammation and pain; and some claim even depression, anxiety and everyone’s favourite pet-peeve affliction: that horrible and dreaded many-headed monster called insomnia.
CBD has already made its debut in coffee, olive oil and cocktails. According to trends already clearly visible in the Cannabis industry, CBD will be headed towards yoghurt, a soup, and even a salad dressing near you very soon too.
Cell-Based Meat Makes Its Debut
A no-meat diet is no longer the exclusive reprieve of anti-cruelty activists, nor is a vegetarian lifestyle considered to be part of the yuppie movement. In addition to the stars of the show, namely lentils, nuts, beans; even extruded seeds; cell-based meat is expected to go big in 2019 and beyond. Cell-based meat is produced by extracting animal cells without harming the animals involved. In short, it’s the best of both worlds. Now we can have our meat and eat it without feeling as much as a pinch of the scruples.
Another trend bound to intensify during the second half of 2019 is a culture of complete transparency in the business of accurately labelling one’s products. Consumers want to know exactly what is in the products that they are putting into their bodies, and the healthy-food movement is leaving no stone unturned in its quest to hold companies accountable to everything listed; and perhaps more importantly, not listed; on their product-labels.