New Superfoods for 2023: Aquatic Greens & Non-Dairy Milks
Consumers are more aware than ever of the health benefits of food, particularly for gut health and immune function. But as grocery prices rise, shoppers are looking for affordable snacks that still provide beneficial health benefits. A recent survey conducted by Pollock Communications and Today’s Dietitian reveals the trends in nutrition for 2023 and two new superfoods to keep an eye out for.
The survey, which included 757 registered dietitian nutritionists, identified eight repeating superfoods from last year – fermented foods, seeds, blueberries, avocado, nuts, leafy greens, green tea, and ancient grains – as well as two new superfoods: aquatic greens and non-dairy milks.
Aquatic greens are vegetables grown in bodies of water, such as algae, seaweed, and sea moss. These greens are packed with vitamins and minerals, including iodine, copper, calcium, magnesium, manganese, vitamin B2, and vitamin C. Kelp, a variety of seaweed, is especially high in health-promoting anti-inflammatory compounds and antioxidants, and is being studied for its effects on blood sugar regulation, heart disease, and gut health.
Non-dairy milks, such as almond, oat, pistachio, and soy, are perfect alternatives to regular milk, especially for those who are lactose-intolerant. Soy milk contains essential amino acids, protein, and iron, and is lower in fat and cholesterol than regular milk. Hemp milk is also rich in essential amino acids, omega-3 and omega-6 fats, and may protect against heart disease.
The survey also revealed that in 2023, shoppers will be looking for foods that are affordable, easily accessible, and support immunity. While some superfoods may be hard to find in stores or more costly than other fruits and vegetables, a little research can help shoppers locate foods that are affordable, easy to find, and immunity-boosting.
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