Paleo/Diet Trends in 2013
A new year always starts with the always optimistic new year’s resolutions to eat healthy and lose weight, but what does that mean for consumers and food companies in 2013? According to a survey among over 200 US nutrition experts and registered dietitians, a set of five trends will be in the spotlight and in the consumers mind in 2013.
Natural diets are in, low-carb / fat diets are out
With the increase of people actually making food at home, they will be looking at the ingredient list to evaluate the food they serve at home. Focusing on natural products, and making these dishes delicious will be the focus on many house-cooks globally. This expected trend already points heavily towards the Paleo diet.
Gluten-free approach will remain popularity, but only slightly
While wheat belly/gluten free is predicted to be a popular weight loss trend, diet programs such as Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig will continue to see consumers turning to them for weight loss assistance in the New Year.
Fruit and vegetables will reign supreme
Hands down, dietitians agree that eating more fruits and vegetables will have the biggest impact on improving American’s diet and health in 2013 and beyond. These diet staples are packed with disease fighting nutrients, and can help consumers maintain a healthy weight when eaten as part of a balanced diet. Whether fresh or frozen, consumers will look to include more plant based foods in their diets. This, in term, also favors the use of the paleo diet.
Quality control on calories
The most important for achieving a healthy diet in 2013, the dietitians agreed, is eating high-quality calories – food with a high nutrition per bite. It’s not about the number, but about the quality, they mentioned.
The dietitians strongly agreed that in 2013, social media, blogs, websites and mobile apps will all become more and more popular among people to aid them in their battle for a healthy body and diet.