2022 Brings New Healthy Food Trends

By Tiffanie Grady-Gillespie, Certified Physical Trainer, Certified Corporate Wellness Coach, WickedFiTT

2021 definitely brought a lot of change and hardship for many people. Our everyday habits and behaviors have dramatically shifted.

Our priorities have changed, and many people are focusing on their health and well-being, including paying more attention to what they eat. As a result, food and health trends are changing.

Quoting Hippocrates “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Loosely translates to — eat foods that nourish you both physically and mentally.

I am not sure if anyone has told you, but nutrition is linked to a strong immune system.

Immunity boosters are huge in the food industry right now. Foods and juices with ingredients such as ginger, turmeric, wheatgrass, citrus, echinacea, cayenne pepper, or apple cider vinegar are popular.

In addition, immunity boosters such as eating a more plant-based diet and fewer processed foods are on the rise.

OK, I love this one. It appears people are getting tired of the fad diets and gimmicky supplements that promise big results but don’t deliver. 1 word: Infomercials. Consumers are embracing eating styles that welcome all foods in moderation, as most people don’t want to avoid chocolate for the rest of their life. You know who you are.

We are saying good-bye to extreme diets, processed diets, and false promises. As we move forward in 2022, we’ll see more people looking to eat food that has a purpose and improves our physical and mental health.

As a fitness professional, I think these changes are a step in the right direction. I believe we can enjoy everything in moderation — and that you can have a healthy and happy relationship with your food and body.

As such, I look to 2022 with excitement — and I hope you do, too.