Groceries aren't as cheap as they used to be so most of the time you do have to either ball on a budget or get a few food items that are worth the extra cost, but according to a group of dietitians you might want to stock up on these foods!
The group came together for the 11th annual “What’s Trending in Nutrition” survey to predict the foods they think will be big throughout 2023 based on affordability, convenience, and immunity support. The cool thing is that for the first time in the survey’s history, all of the top 10 foods they predict consumers will be looking for in the year ahead all fit into a plant-based diet.
Here are the top 10 foods that are trending in nutrition for 2023:
- Fermented foods - These include kimchi, yogurt, kombucha and pickled veggies, that are all high in probiotics.
- Seeds - Chia and hemp seeds are both nutritious, but slightly different. Hemp seeds have more protein, fat, manganese, copper and magnesium, while chia seeds have more carbs, fiber and calcium.
- Blueberries - This superfood is also full of antioxidants and a favorite of nutritionists.
- Avocados - Loaded with monounsaturated fat, a “good” fat that helps lower cholesterol, avocados also contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals.
- Nuts - A classic plant-based source of protein, fats and fiber, nuts are also used to make butters, flour and milks.
- Leafy greens - These are more familiar greens, including spinach, kale, collards, cabbage and romaine.
- Aquatic greens - Also known as sea greens, they include seaweed, algae and sea moss.
- Green tea - It’s loaded with antioxidants and research suggests it has potential health benefits.
- Ancient grains - Including quinoa, millet, farro and bulgar
- Non-dairy milks - Popular options include oat milk, coconut milk and almond milk.
You can read more from the survey HERE, but expect these foods to increase prices even more after this!