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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.[0] But as grocery prices rise, shoppers are looking for affordable snacks that still provide beneficial health benefits.[0] 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.[1]

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.[1]

Aquatic greens are vegetables grown in bodies of water, such as algae, seaweed, and sea moss.[0] 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.[0]

Non-dairy milks, such as almond, oat, pistachio, and soy, are perfect alternatives to regular milk, especially for those who are lactose-intolerant.[0] Soy milk contains essential amino acids, protein, and iron, and is lower in fat and cholesterol than regular milk.[0] Hemp milk is also rich in essential amino acids, omega-3 and omega-6 fats, and may protect against heart disease.[2]

The survey also revealed that in 2023, shoppers will be looking for foods that are affordable, easily accessible, and support immunity.[0] 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.[0]

0. “The Superfoods Everyone Will Be Putting on Their Grocery Lists in 2023” Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Feb. 2023,

1. “These Two Items Are Now Considered Superfoods” InsideHook, 14 Feb. 2023,

2. “These Two Items Are Now Superfoods, Per More Than 750 Registered Dietitians” AOL, 14 Feb. 2023,

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