Five Current Health Trends We Love

We are breaking down 5 current health trends and why we love them. Starting with self-care planning. It can improve your health and it comes in many forms. Some popular methods are meditation, massage, floating, chiropractic treatments and acupuncture. These can be done in addition to healthy eating and exercise and could be the piece of the puzzle missing from your healthy lifestyle. Apps like Headspace for meditation is a great place to start.

The next trend is eating for health, not just calories in or out. More people are making sure they get vegetables in their diet daily, supplementing when they know they do not eat sources of certain nutrients and adding foods that can help improve their health. While celery juice isn’t exactly the nutrition powerhouse it’s been marketed as, it does tell us that people want options that elevate their health.

Trend number 3 is all things cauliflower. Here are a few of our favorite ways to cook with cauliflower:

  • Taco bowls: riced cauliflower topped with seasoned ground turkey, salsa, lettuce and black beans

  • Buffalo chicken over riced cauliflower

  • Cauliflower pizza crust from Califlour Foods

  • Trader Joe's frozen mashed cauliflower and Birdseye Steamfresh frozen mashed cauliflower and riced cauliflower

  • Shrimp stir-fry over cauliflower rice

Number four is IV vitamin drips to enhance or improve health. There are many reasons why people might get IV vitamins, like someone going through cancer treatment, but more and more people are adding IV drips to their health routine. Since it’s an IV, the drip bypasses your body’s digestive system—where nutrients can pass through without being fully absorbed, especially if you have GI issues—and delivers nutrients in a more bioavailable form. Users claim it can help improve skin health, aid in muscle recovery, improve digestion and, the classic, treat hangovers.

The last trend is people taking a major interest in their circadian rhythm, also known as our body's biological clock. The hormone cortisol is supposed to peak in the morning, helping wake us up and make us feel alert and ready for the day. Later on, melatonin starts to rise, telling our body to start winding down. But when these hormones are out of whack, they can leave us feeling tired all day and amped when we are trying to get to sleep at night, which our phones and screens are not helping with. When hormones like these two are off, we are more prone to weight gain, high blood pressure, diabetes and more. Spending time outdoors, away from artificial light, can significantly rev up your body's melatonin production. With intermittent fasting trending, the body’s circadian rhythm is often in the same discussion.

Do you think these trends are here to stay? Comment on our Instagram page which one you think is here for good.

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