It’s not just about the food anymore. More and more people are focused on eating well and healthy. As a result, the restaurant industry should focus on wellness trends that are taking over consumers. Here are 5 of the most popular wellness trends of 2020 so far.
Consumers are demanding more sustainable and natural ingredients with less meat and more plants. Locally sourced food will be a priority this year along with limited packaging.
While the world is still waiting for more research, gluten will still be a no-no to the wellness seekers. Consumers continue to use it as a scapegoat for distressed, bloated digestion so Lupin, once only used as animal fodder is a great alternative.
Real Vegan Food
While imitation meat is everywhere, true vegans are seeking proteins from real, whole foods. Food made from tofu, mushrooms, nuts, seaweed, and nutritional yeast will be trending among the vegan crowd.
An abundance of puffed snacks will be trending this year. Crunchy snacks made with ingredients like chickpeas, beets, quinoa, and kale will be among the most popular.
Food as an Internal Cosmetic
Food is not just about the flavour anymore, consumers are also worried about how its functions like improving their skin, cleansing their livers, and healing them from the inside out. Sweet potatoes, olive oil, eggs, and foods rich in vitamins are all good choices for this.