TOP 5 HEALTH TRENDS OF 2019
After researching the data, we’ve pulled our top five healthy wellness trends for 2019 to report here for you! Discover what made the list below.
The Keto Diet - Interest in the Keto Diet is still going strong and only seems to be growing more popular. It seems like everyone is talking about it, and we’ve got a great selection of items to help you stay on top of the keto game here. Want to know more about the Keto diet? Check out this informative two part post here over on our blog.
Probiotics - In addition to keeping your belly happy and helping to prevent bloating, Probiotics are going to boost both your mood and your immune system when taken on a regular basis. Whether you’re looking for a high amount of CFUs, or “colony forming units” (which are how many different good live bacteria strains were used in the probiotic - kind of like the number of “good guys” who will fight against the “bad guys” [bad germs] in your intestine), or if you’re looking for a shelf-stable probiotic to take with you while traveling, our favourite brands with a few different kinds of probiotics to meet your needs include both Genestra and Genuine Health.
Functional Drinks - Another favourite trend of ours is making Functional drinks that include herbs, adaptogens and mushrooms that you can sip on throughout the day. You can find these special ingredients in convenient mixes (like Four Sigmatic or Moodbeli) or tailor your own drink to include specific individual ingredients to target whatever healthy feeling you’re looking for (using the high-quality adaptogens that Sun Potion is known for).
Collagen - Collagen is and always will be the best friend your skin, hair, joints and nails could ever wish for. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies and as we age our bodies slow down production of it. This results in fine lines and wrinkles in our skin, but supplementing with collagen can help slow down that process. It’s nature’s anti-aging whole food! But not all collagen peptides are created equal. When looking for a brand to supplement with, be sure the product comes from either 100% grass-fed, pasture raised, hormone & antibiotic free beef (bovine collagen) or wild caught fish (marine collagen). Cheaper brands of collagen produce their product using poorly raised animal by-products, which you should avoid consuming. Both Vital Proteins and Genuine Health produce the kind of high-quality collagen that we feel good about taking daily.
Nootropics - Using Nootropics for creating heightened mental performance by reducing brain fog and improving focus. Biohackers have been using these products to produce positive results in their performance for a long time, and now nootropics are starting to get more attention from health & wellness fans. Some of our favourites for boosting focus and clarity include Lion’s Mane, L-Theanine, Gotu Kola, and Rhodiola. You can browse a selection of various nootropics here.