3 Health and Wellness Trends Explained

As we head into 2019, a variety of trends are emerging in the health and wellness field. Here are three of the most popular trends that are shaping the way that we look at health and wellness in today's increasingly health-conscious world.

Probiotics

Probiotics are live microorganisms that provide a number of benefits, including the promotion of gut health, the reduction of allergy symptoms, the promotion of skin health, and more. According to Xyngular, it all boils down to one thing: nourishing what you want to flourish. Your digestive system is more than just a place food goes. It is absolutely vital to your whole-body health. Keeping your colony of good bacteria plentiful and happy will go a long way in improving your health. When they are happy, you will feel better. The science of gut health continues to focus on the use of probiotics as a preventative measure used to treat a variety of conditions. Gut health has been linked to digestive regularity, improved skin health, and other health concerns.


Probiotics are known as a good type of bacteria, and users should aim for a healthy balance of these live organisms. Many probiotic supplements now incorporate the use of prebiotic fiber to promote the nourishment of beneficial bacteria.

Intermittent Fasting

According to Healthline, it doesn’t specify which foods you should eat but rather when you should eat them. So in this respect, it’s not a diet in the conventional sense but more accurately described as an eating pattern. This revolutionary eating pattern alternates between eating and fasting in an effort to lose weight and improve overall health. Unlike most other diet plans, intermittent fasting is focused on when you eat rather than what you eat. The most common intermittent fasting plan restricts eating for a 16-hour period each day. Other plans recommend fasting for 24 hours twice per week. Not only does this diet plan often lead to weight loss, but it also changes hormone levels in the body. This change naturally leads to higher metabolic rates.

Collagen

As consumers continue the demand for simple, effective health care solutions, the use of collagen as a supplement is rising to the top of the industry's trends list. This single-ingredient label boasts some of the cleanest protein available. Because it is void of many of the additives that are common in supplements, collagen is an ideal choice for health-conscious consumers looking to boost skin health, increase muscle mass, reduce joint pain, and prevent bone loss. According to Vital Proteins, collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, especially type 1 collagen, as it is found in muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, digestive system and tendons. However, despite this abundance, the body begins to lose this crucial protein as it ages, prompting many people to look to replace it through foods and other supplements.

The one thing that all new health and wellness trends have in common is a commitment to sustainability and focus on clean living, and most importantly, being as kind to your body as you can be. By incorporating these supplements and strategies into your wellness routine, you can set your body up for a long and healthy life.

Posted on November 15, 2018 and filed under Self-care, Healthy Living.