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Food Trends in 2021
During the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the interest in personalized nutrition, a healthy gut and the immune system and related nutrients and supplements increased, as did cooking more. These trends appear to be continuing into 2021 based on information from Forbes
and Food Insight
, and in some of the links below. Expect to also see an increase in food costs and more interest in reducing waste and recycling, and support for local businesses.
Check out a few other predictions:
Happy New Year!
Lectins – Are They Damaging to Our Health?
Are Your Clients Asking About "Leaky Gut Syndrome"?
There is little human evidence to support the theory that a "leaky gut" is the direct cause of any significant, widespread health problem. Read more at: "Leaky Gut Syndrome", Debunking the Myth of "Leaky Gut Syndrome" and Intestinal Permeability Defects: Is it Time to Treat?
Until more evidence is available on intestinal permeability, dietitians can educate their clients on nutritiously balanced diets based on nutrition assessment and evidence. Clients should be encouraged to be wary of any alternative program/diet that promises “magical results”.
Reposted from January 2017.
The Bulletproof Diet
The British Dietetic Association (BDA) has assessed the Bulletproof as number 3 on their list of Top 5 worst celeb diets to avoid in 2016. They warn that the system used to classify foods lacks evidence and the advice goes against healthy eating recommendations.