What are the new nutrition trends

Nutrition trends 2020: delicious and healthy

Trend researcher Hanni Rützel has compiled the current nutrition trends in her Food Report 2020. It shows that a healthy and sustainable diet is becoming more and more important for more and more people. Flexibility and, quite simply, having fun eating will also play an important role in 2020.

More and more people are paying attention to the conscious use of natural resources. The subject of “meat consumption” plays a central role in this. Apart from the fact that global meat production consumes very high levels of resources and has a dangerous impact on the climate, we usually eat a lot more meat than is good for our health.

Beyond the flesh

The burger from the company "Beyond Meat" consists largely of pea protein. However, the consistency and taste cannot be determined
differ from a meat burger patty. Just for fun, take the test with a few friends. No wonder that the “Beyond Meat” share has soared. But other meat substitute products can also be seen and eaten. Whether "Next Level", "Wonder Burger" or products made from seitan, lupins or jackfruit - high-quality and delicious meat alternatives have long been found in supermarkets as part of a new dietary trend. However, these products are contrary to another trend: They contain a number of additives. Just like meat, you shouldn't eat them every day. As a treat at a barbecue party, the meat-free products are a great alternative for vegans, vegetarians and everyone who simply wants to eat less meat. By the way: This also applies to milk. Try your muesli or coffee with alternatives such as soy, oat or almond milk.

Colorful pasta as a food trend

Noodles are great food: tasty, quick and easy to cook and can be combined with all kinds of sauces. There is only one catch: they contain few nutrients in relation to the number of calories and they make you fat. At least that's true for traditional wheat pasta. That is why alternatives made from chickpeas, lentils or peas are becoming increasingly popular. They contain more protein, fewer carbohydrates, make you full longer and supply your muscles with protein. The different colors meet another of the nutrition trends of 2020: fun food. Because eating should also be fun.

High quality snacking with nice cream

There is no nutritional trend without delicious ice cream, because not only children love the sweet balls. And since 2020 is all about health and environmental awareness, vegan varieties and organic ice cream are booming. Ice cream without artificial flavorings and extra sugar, as fruity and vegan as possible, is trending as a "nice cream". Dark chocolate is also becoming increasingly popular. A cocoa content of 70 percent or more promises high-quality chocolate with many antioxidant ingredients.

Alternatives to industrial sugar

Avoiding refined sugar has been one of the most important nutritional trends for years. Many sweeteners also pose problems, as they stimulate the release of insulin and lead to food cravings. Fortunately, there are a number of healthy alternatives that are increasingly being found on supermarket shelves: agave syrup, date or rice syrup, yacon powder and the Asian sugar substitute jaggery.

Hemp seeds - the local superfood

Of course, the current nutritional trends always include the superfood of the hour. Hemp seeds are currently particularly popular. They are high in fiber and can help your digestion. Just like flax or chia seeds, you sprinkle the slightly sweet and nutty-tasting seeds over your salad, muesli or yogurt. And benefit from the many healthy ingredients. These include above all omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, proteins, amino acids and vitamins B1, B2 and E. Hemp seeds are gluten-free and are also processed into oil or protein powder. You can find great recipes with hemp protein here.

More nutrition trends

Of course, our eating habits and the way they change are too diverse to do justice to them in a short blog post. In 2020, in addition to hemp seeds, other superfoods will be trendy, for example protein-containing algae. Freshly squeezed juices and smoothies also remain popular. In addition, tea-based cocktails are becoming increasingly popular and are finally releasing the healthy hot drink from its less glamorous image. Another nutritional trend will be particularly noticeable in the gastronomy sector in 2020: After Asian kitchens were particularly popular for years, oriental cuisine is now also becoming increasingly popular.

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