These Will Be The Cult Health Foods Of 2017
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Kale, quinoa, juicing—so 2016. This coming year, we’re getting introduced to the health foods that are taking over kitchen cupboards, local markets and buzzy restaurants. Here, the good-for-you foods every it-girl will be trying out in 2017.
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A recipe for long-lasting life, longevity foods come in many forms, from avocado oil and black garlic to "nooch" (a.k.a nutritional yeast). These superfoods have been purported to not only promote anti-aging, but also fight the major killers that include heart disease and cancer. Find them at your local supermarket.
Also known as nature's miracles, adaptogens come with the ultimate benefit—that is, the ability to reduce stress, whether you're having a hectic workday or simply juggling all those holiday obligations. One of the herbs making rounds today is ashwagandha, but for something more familiar, go for ginseng, licorice, maca or rhodiola. All can be taken as supplements, brewed in tea or chopped up as spice to a dish.
Although it isn't exactly a new trend, souping has become the new juicing, and this detox looks like it's going to stay—well, at least until temperatures start to rise again. It's the ultimate comfort food, relying on ingredients that make you feel full while being easy on the digestive system. Living in Los Angeles? Do the cleanse with Soupure. Nesting in New York City? Try The Splendid Spoon.
Instead of kale and spinach, greens like broccoli leaves (yes, they're edible) and dandelions (no, they're not just garden weeds) are quickly growing in popularity in salads or as complements to any meal. Packed with daily vitamins, they also act as excellent supplements to your usual superfoods. Join the trend with BroccoLeaf or simply grab the veggies at your nearby grocery.
An ancient mind-body-health system from India, Ayurveda essentially states that proper digestion is the key to good health, with the mind and body being inextricably connected. Its personalized approach allows you to choose your own diet, exercise and lifestyle while encouraging a balanced meal plan based on six tastes—sweet, salty, sour, bitter, pungent and astringent. Get a taste at NYC's first Ayurvedic café, Divya's Kitchen.