Precisely why, we’ve put together a list of top 5 diet trends from 2018, for you to follow. Here is a quick roundup...
DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is all about eating real food with flexible guidelines. This diet is designed specifically to help people lower their high blood pressure and hypertension and improve cardiovascular health by consuming a mix of natural foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and low-fat dairy.
People following this diet are told to avoid saturated fat, fatty dairy, fatty meats like red meat, sugary beverages and sweets and some oils.
The Mediterranean diet
This diet is based on the healthy diet followed by people living in the Mediterranean countries. The people from these areas usually have less body fat, beautiful skin and hair and lead healthier lives at large. That explains why the Mediterranean diet is all about fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, herbs, spices and healthy fatty foods like fish, nuts and olive oil.
Said to help control cardiovascular and heart diseases, this diet doesn’t come with a strict meal plan which gives you the freedom to balance your calories. All you need to do is stick to the basic health principles of the Mediterranean diet.
People following this diet are asked to control the intake of sugar, red meat, poultry, eggs, cheese and yoghurt.
The Flexitarian diet is for those who care about environmental sustainability but also don’t want to give up meat entirely. A blend of the words flexible and vegetarian—flexitarianism is basically casual vegetarianism. It urges you to cut down on animal protein and consume alternative plant-based proteins like legumes, lentils, peas, nuts and seeds instead.
The MIND Diet
A mix of the DASH and Mediterranean diet, this one encourages people to eat from the10 brain-healthy food groups read—green leafy vegetables, nuts, berries, beans, whole grains, seafood, poultry and olive oil.
To follow the MIND diet, you need to cut down on five types of food—red meat, butter and stick margarine, cheese, sweets and fried or fast food.
We’ve had them all—protein bars, protein shakes, protein powder, protein supplements—so it was only a matter of time before protein also made its way into water! Protein-infused water is a great alternative to high-sugar energy drinks.