5 Wellness Trends that are more than just a fad

5 Wellness Trends that are more than just a fad

Recently more and more people are becoming health-conscious and paying attention to what they consume. But with so many new trends in the wellness industry, it can be tricky to figure out which ones are worth investing your time and money in, and which ones are just a thing of the moment. That's why we've put together a list of five wellness trends that we think are more than just a passing fad.

Eating 30 plants a week

Eating a plant-based diet has been a trend for a while now, but eating 30 plants per week takes it a step further. The idea is to eat 30 different plants in a week to maximise the diversity of nutrients you’re consuming. This is more than just a fad as it’s based on sound nutritional principles that everyone can benefit from. Consuming a wide variety of plant foods provide your body with a wide range of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants to support a healthy gut and optimal body functioning. 

Greens Powders

Greens powders are a popular trend in the wellness space because they provide an easy way to get a concentrated dose of nutrients from a variety of green vegetables. Greens powders like Free Soul Greens typically contain a blend of powdered vegetables and superfoods. When choosing a greens powder be sure to choose one without extra added sugars or flavours, you want to just be getting the benefits of the greens and active ingredients. While there is no substitute for eating whole vegetables, greens powders can be a useful addition to your diet, especially if you struggle to get enough greens into your diet. 

Protein Powders

Protein powders have been around for decades, but they continue to be a popular trend in the wellness and fitness space. Protein powders can be a convenient way to supplement your diet with additional protein, which is essential for building and repairing muscle tissues and keeping you full and energised. Protein powders are available in a variety of forms, including whey, soy, pea and hemp. Choosing a type of protein powder is down to personal preference and goals. While protein powders should not be used as a complete substitute for whole food sources of protein, they can be a headful addition to your diet. 

Chia seeds and flaxseeds

Chia seeds and flaxseeds have become popular superfoods in recent years because they’re packed with nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, fibre and protein. Chia seeds and flaxseeds can be added to smoothies, and oats, or used as an egg substitute in baking. Both seeds have been shown to have numerous health benefits, including reducing inflammation, improving digestive health and lowering cholesterol levels. Adding a tablespoon of seeds to your meals a day can be beneficial and an easy habit to incorporate. 

Meditation and Mindfulness

Meditation and mindfulness have been practised for centuries, but they’ve become a major trending the wellness and health space in recent years. Meditation and mindfulness practices inline slowing down, focusing on your breath, and becoming more aware of your thoughts and emotions. Numerous studies have shown that meditation and mindfulness practices can reduce stress, improve mood, and enhance overall well-being. Actively practising mindfulness for as little as 5 minutes a day can have great benefits. If getting started feels daunting, try using guided mediations or breathing exercises. 

If you are thinking about trying a new wellness trend then these five we have mentioned are more than just a passing fad and could be worth your time. They’re based on sound nutritional principles and have been shown to have health benefits. Incorporating these trends into your wellness routine can help you optimise your health and well-being. However, it’s important to remember that no single trend or supplement can replace a healthy diet and lifestyle. 

Written by Harriet Lidgard 

Nutritionist (BSc) & Health Coach


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