As with most aspects of our lives, food and eating lifestyles often come and pass as things become more trending or available to differing time frames and regions in the world. Many of the eating habits of older decades are different in availability or popularity now, and similarly much of our current habits may be outdated someday too. But what is trending the most right now and continues to be a pattern? Let’s talk about the most popular food trends taking over the world and why these are so prevalent in our society right now.
Plant-based and vegan eating has been a common steady trend in eating for a while, and it continues to be this way all around the world for many reasons. Whether people are doing so because they have better access to the foods for this diet, want health boosts, are taking consideration of our environment and the poor setup of factory farming animal products, or something else altogether; the world continues to be in the grip of plant-based diets.
Many of us all around the world are struggling with our mental or physical health lately. And with more awareness about how important our gut micro biome and gut health may be towards any of the typical health problems, people are trying to eat and drink more things that help that. This means probiotic rich foods, drinks like komboucha continuing to be popular and on the rise, and more consciousness towards our vitamin intakes.
Attempting to be more zero or low waste in living is something that encompasses more than just our diets, but it still is a pretty high priority for a lot of the world right now. People are trying to reduce their impact on the environment and negative impacts on the world by reducing the wastefulness in their daily lives, which means lower waste eating too. Things like purchasing in bulk more often, using less plastic, buying foods in season, and so on are incredibly popular.
Grass or Pasture Raised
This one has a little more nuance meaning to why people are choosing it, but the evidence says more individuals and families are in fact leaning towards grass or pasture-raised meat and animal products when possible. Which makes these more often available in the market since a wide audience is actively buying these products. It may be because grass fed meat often tastes and cooks better, it’s a more natural way of raising animals, or something else depending on person.
Maybe you’ve tried at least one of these food and eating habits without even noticing it (or on purpose) at some point in your lifetime. The way the world focuses on eating really heavily depends on the state of our society and how accessible certain foods are. For example, since a lot of worry is placed on affordability recently a lot of the more sustainable and lower cost options are seen as more popular throughout the world. Either way, learning a little about popular eating trends helps you stay in the loop and may give you some options to try out sometime!