Food trends for 2020

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Get ready to say yes, way to zero-proof aperitifs, see West African cuisine rise to prominence and say goodbye to tired and staid kids’ menus. Whole Foods Market just released its list of 2020 food trends to watch for and topping the list of predictions is a continued focus on eco-conscious eats.

More than 50 Whole Foods Market staff members including local foragers, regional and global buyers and culinary experts put together the list of 10 food trends based on consumer preferences data, their own product sourcing experiences and what’s been popular at food and wellness industry exhibitions. Here’s a look at the food that will be popping up on plates in the year to come.

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7 foods to boost your strength

Thanks to by Lindsay Evans from recipe geek

We all want to be stronger, but did you know that exercise is not the only way to help build your muscles? Eating a diet that’s chock-full of protein and vitamin-rich foods can also help build your strength and increase your bodies ability to maintain lead muscle mass. We’re haring 7 of our favourite strength-boosting foods here.

1. Whole Organic or Free Range Eggs

Eggs are a budget-friendly and high-quality source of protein, vitamins and choline, which boosts brain health. One whole large egg has close to 7 g of high-quality protein and is ultra-versatile. We suggest purchasing organic or free-range eggs and cooking them up for breakfast, lunch or even dinner...

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Foods That Cause Bloating

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Bloating is when your belly feels swollen or enlarged after eating.

It is usually caused by gas or other digestive issues

Bloating is very common. About 16–30% of people say they experience it regularly

Although bloating may be a symptom of a serious medical condition, it is usually caused by something in the diet

Here are 13 foods that can cause bloating, along with suggestions on what to eat instead.

(People often confuse “bloating” with “water retention,” which involves increased amounts of fluid in the body.

1. Beans

Foods That Cause Bloating

Beans are a type of legume.

They contain high amounts of protein and healthy carbs. Beans are also very rich in fiber, as well as several vitamins and minerals

However, most beans contain sugars called alp...

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Food swapping cheat sheet for better gut health

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It’s important for your health that you look after the microbes in your digestive tract.

0The Worst Thing You Can Do For Your Gut Health

About 38 trillion bacterial cells reside in the human body, of which the majority makeup gut bacteria.

  • Maintaining healthy microbes in your stomach and gut is important to overall health
  • Some foods are better at producing good bacteria than others
  • Food rich in e.g. polyphenols help stimulate microbial growth

A juicy beef hamburger on a fluffy white bun with pickles might sound like just the best meal in the world, but those three ingredients are not the best fuel for the “good” bacteria that live in your digestive tract.

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What are the health benefits of turmeric?

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If you’re looking to eat your way to better health, don’t forget the spice cabinet. In particular, one vibrant yellow-orange spice called turmeric has garnered headlines for its apparent ability to supply a range of health benefits.

“Turmeric is a popular spice, sometimes known as the ‘golden spice,’ that’s derived from the root of the turmeric plant,” says Reema Kanda, a registered dietitian nutritionist with the Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, California. Part of the ginger family, turmeric hails from India and Southeast Asia and shows up frequently in cuisine from that region.

In addition to enhancing flavor and color, turmeric has long been revered for its therapeutic benefits...

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How to hold a Covid Safe dinner party

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Gathering around the dinner table with friends and family is no longer a threat to public health, provided you follow these simple, practical guidelines.

In March, an Australian leader singled out a Melbourne dinner party as the source of a cluster outbreak of COVID-19. “As best we can tell the dinner party started with one person who had the coronavirus. By the end of the dinner party almost everybody at the dinner party had the coronavirus,” he said at the time.There was a time, ten weeks ago, when the dinner party posed a risk to public health and safety. But the fog of restrictions are easing across the country. In Victoria, 20 people are allowed to gather in a house, while in New South Wales up to five visitors are permitted at a time...

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What to eat to help protect yourself from coronavirus

Nutrition experts reveal the foods and spices that boost your immunity and health FAST thank

  • There are currently close to 96,500 confirmed coronavirus cases globally  
  • More than 3,301 people have died as a result of the illness 
  • Washing your hands and keeping away from high risk areas is the best way to stay safe however there are some immune-boosting foods that could help
  • Health professionals recommend onions, garlic, eggs and tumeric
  • While they can’t guarantee you won’t get viral infection, they keep body strong 
  • Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

As the coronavirus outbreak sweeps across the globe, people are stockpiling disinfectant, preparing to self-isolate and cancelling their travel plans to affected countries.

And while there is no one way to avo...

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Foods that heal you.

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Doctors often recommend healthy lifestyle changes whether you’re fighting fatigue, searching for ways to boost your immune system, or recovering from an illness. The foods you eat can often significantly help prevent and manage symptoms. It is always better to get nutrients directly from food, rather than take supplements.

Read on to learn how power foods help heal the body.

1. Kelp increases your iodine intake

Iodine is essential to the thyroid, the butterfly-shaped gland in the neck. Low iodine levels can cause sluggishness, weight gain, and moodiness.

Kelp is rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, and — most important for low thyroid levels — iodine. But be aware that overconsumption of iodine can also create problems...

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Everyone should be eating these four foods during flu and Corona season.

thanks to Christina Lorey from Channel 3000

Flu season is close, and it’s on its way to becoming the worst in decades. So far this year, 19 million people have come down with the flu and dare we say it – Corona Virus.

While there is no cure for the flu, food is one of the best ways to fight back.

When you’re sick, the last thing you might feel like doing is eating. While nutritionists agree it’s okay to eat a little less, they say food is what gives your body the energy and nutrients it needs to function and fight. They specifically recommend the following foods:

1. Try kiwis and Capsicum

When it comes to the anti-oxidant vitamin C, everybody hears about oranges, but kiwis are a very good source of it...

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Food is Medicine

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A visit to the doctor’s office with symptoms of a cold or flu may get you a prescription for medicine. But doctors also say there are certain foods that you may not be aware of that are high in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that help support a healthy immune system.

Oranges and grapefruits get all the Vitamin C glory when it comes to boosting your immune system. But, there are some other foods that are more than capable of stepping up in that department.

One cup of strawberries or raw broccoli gives you nearly 100% of your daily Vitamin C intake. And, a medium-sized red bell pepper contains nearly double the daily value.

“I’m a medical doctor and I prescribe medicine, but I always like to take the natural approach whenever possibl...

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