What is next in food?
With so many food philosophies and with food being such an important issue in people's lives, we examine what is next in food.
The focus on eating healthy food continues, people have turned away from sugary products and soda, sweats are still enjoyed but as a treat, Breakfast now has become an important meal of the day. For living longer and healthier lives, people try to make healthy food choices but still struggle with knowing what and how much to eat.
Instead of counting calories, people track their macro nutrients intake to make smarter choices about what to eat. Macro based eating refers to the three macronutrients: carbohydrates, protein, and fat that our bodies require for energy and proper function. The general ideal macro structure to keep blood sugar balanced is still under discussion but ot is clear that most people need to lover theircarbohydrated and increase their protein intake. People search forsimple ways and advise to level their protein, fat and carb macronutrient consumption for each meal. How to increase protein intake and eat more good fats.
There is a desire to understand what is in the food we eat. Ingredient transparency, information driven, clean and clear packaging that gives insight on the ingredients. Limited ingredients. only a handful of high quality ingredients. Limited ingredients. Single item restaurants.
3/ home cooking
Homecooking is rising, make cooking quality time and time for sharing, cooking calms you down and eating is something social. Sharing recipes, sharing cultures, sharing ingredients and specialities. Homemade andfresh food. To connect with local people and taste the food at a place, away from generic restaurants. Peoples seek authentic connections in their food and drinks. It is all about originality. Diversity is essential for life and food. With more people traveling and tasting different foods, chefs are including a variety of ingredients and produce in their mix. More creative and adventurous then before.
4/ Tracking and transparency
Transparency, make it possible to track ingredients all the way to the farm or ocean it comes from. More consious approach to food buying. Food planning for the whole week, cook with left overs the next day. No waste.
5/ Plant power
The contiously growing interest in vegetarian and vegan products. Eat to be healthy. Fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, grains, and botanicals priorities. Plant based lifestyle. Vegetables placed to the centre of the plate. Consider the origins of your food. Local, as close to the farmer as possible. Bringing farming into the city. Better, fresher. more direct. Choice, seasonal.
The growing interest in plant-based eating is spurring the reinvention of milk. The rise ofnon diary alternatives like almond milk, soy milk, fresh coconut milk, pumpkin seed milk, hennep seed milk, cashew and almond cream blends, the list in endless. The rese of restaurants and stores that make fresh almond milk in-house.
Although there is lots about our foods to worry about, food is something to be enjoyed and that brings pleasure to our lives. Optimistic friendly and colourful packaging, clear information.