Healthy Food Trends: Are Any of These Foods Worth the Hype?

healthy foodThere are always trends floating around, from the latest workout routine to fashion choices. Trends are also found in the health food category, as even certain fruits and vegetables can serve as popular players at key points in time. But do these healthy food trends live up to the hype?

6 Healthy Foods Trending Now

The Marc Pro team investigated some of the current healthy food trends to see if these trends are here to stay.

1. Wheat Germ

While this trendy food is not gluten-free, it is high in fiber and is an easy way to add more of this nutrient to oatmeal or salads. Wheat germ is the most inner-layer of wheat.

2. Spirulina

This popular food item comes from dark green algae. It is high in protein, which is essential for muscle recovery, In addition, spirulina is full of antioxidants and iron. However, it may not be worth the cost if you are not a vegan as you can gain similar nutrients from meat-based sources.

3. Quinoa

This seed is a tremendous protein source and contains all nine essential acids while also containing fiber and iron. Quinoa can be added to a variety of food items, from salads to oatmeal, even dessert.

4. Flaxseed

For an easy way to add fiber, fatty acids, and protein into your smoothies or baked items, consider including flaxseed. Flaxseed is relatively flavorless, so you can add it to multiple foods without worrying about the impact of an extra ingredient.

5. Agave

This syrup has been quite trendy lately, and for good reason. Agave has a low glycemic index value, which in-turn, means that your blood sugar will not spike when using it (as compared to table sugar). In addition, you can use a considerable amount less to achieve the same sweetness as you would with table sugar.

6. Heirloom Tomatoes

These tomatoes, along with all tomatoes, are a great source of vitamin A, which can promote eye and bone health. Plus, these tomatoes come in a wide variety of colors to add some visual pop to any dish.

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