10 tendencias top en alimentación sabrosa y saludable

10 top trends in tasty and healthy food

As in so many other aspects of our life, the pandemic has had a huge impact on the way we eat and will continue to do so for years to come. The crisis has produced a considerable change in our lifestyle and consumption habits, with a clear trend toward self-sufficiency and good home-cooked food.

In any case, little of what experts in the food sector are predicting is completely new: to a large extent, it is about trends and consumption habits that have hitherto been minority, linked to models that are more respectful of the planet and that prioritize health. 

Next, we tell you what are the 10 trends that (we believe) are here to stay, among those published in the Global Food and Beverage Trends report 2021, from the market intelligence agency Mintel.

The Realfooding is a movement that defends the dissemination and consumption of simple food, the truth or all life, leaving aside the processed food or achieved after many elaborations.

on a diet real-fooder you will hardly find ultra-processed products such as: soft drinks and sugary drinks, pastries, packaged juices, sweets, artificial sauces, fish and processed meats, etc.

The use of vegetable fats in cooking is becoming very popular, such as the consumption of olive oil, coconut or those from of dried fruit.

They are very healthy and balanced ingredients that, in addition, are perfect for day to day as they are great sources of energy, as is the case with avocado or olives.

The pecking It no longer has to be synonymous with eating poorly. In fact, more and more nutritionists recommend eating several times a day in smaller amounts.

There are already many healthy snack alternatives: fruit, vegetable creams such as chickpea or aubergine hummus, guacamole, dried fruit...

The concept of Slow Life gains more and more followers, also when it comes to cooking and eating: the Slow Cooking gaining more and more ground, enjoying the advantages and flavors of slow cooking: it is understood the kitchen as a pleasant moment without haste, both in the preparation and in the tasting, either alone or in company.

For environmental reasons and economic needs, the throwaway culture has more and more detractors against the 3R's: reduce, reuse and recycle.

In gastronomy, this translates into the use of surpluses to create new dishes, rediscovering our pantries, giving a new life to the leftovers of the previous day or even sowing the seeds of fruits and vegetables that we have used.

Teleworking, restrictions and the closure of the hotel industry in some territories, has led many to recreate the menus of your favorite restaurants at home, leading to an increase in home cooking.

Especially among the youngest, who find in social networks recipe videos, culinary tips and tricks that allows them to experience new types of cuisine and flavors in their dishes.

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Also online searches related to "immune system" and "food" have increased overwhelmingly in recent months. 46% of consumers in Spain agree that COVID-19 has made them add more nutrients to your diet to strengthen the immune system.

foods loaded with vitamins, minerals and probiotics They will be key this year as a way to strengthen our immune system.

In addition, among the European consumer, there is a strong inclination towards organic food and drinks, for being healthier and "cleaner", that is, free of pesticides, chemical components, artificial additives or preservatives.

In fact, a quarter of Spaniards think that organic food and drinks are safer than conventional products, and 54% affirm that they consume them because they are Healthier.

Interest in local and seasonal products is growing, either because consumers demand greater transparency about the origin of the ingredients what do they use, how way of saving to try to reduce spending on your shopping basket.

In addition, the commitment to local products is also a form of support for local communities and businesses, linked to a feeling of belonging and environmental responsibility. 34% of Spaniards say they buy more from local businesses since the start of Covid-19.

The stress generated by the pandemic, teleworking and mobility restrictions have made us take refuge more than ever in the pleasure that food gives us. Whims that we introduce into our diet and that make us feel better and relieve accumulated stress.

In fact, 85% of Spaniards agree that what we eat has a direct impact on our emotions, and 74% affirm that they find well-being in those things that remind them of their past: the sweets of our mothers or the stews of our grandmothers, take us back to the happy times of childhood.