In 2020, we predict you will see food trends leaning away from indulgence and into a more health-minded area, and with promises like better gut health and greater nutrient-density, adding these so-called healthful foods to your diet might seem like a no-brainer. But not all of the dishes, ingredients, proteins, and vitamins are created equal. Some of those foods make grandiose claims, lose their nutritional value in the way they’re created, or are more popular than they’re good for you (or even each of the above).

Mocktails

You are not the only one. Approximately 66% per cent of millennials stated they are making a conscious attempt to decrease their alcohol intake, based on Nielsen research. Firms like Curious Elixirs are leaning into the trend with booze-free cocktails.

Plant-Based Protein

There is no doubt that plant-based proteins such as Beyond Meat and the Impossible Burger have a relatively positive environmental effect. The artificial meats go a long way concerning sustainability, but when it comes to how good they are for you, the waters begin to get a little muddy.

Korean Food

Korean cuisine had a surge in popularity this past year in America and is poised to become among the most popular cuisines this season, based on Yelp. One dish to keep an eye out for? Kimchi. Fermented foods such as kimchi can be an excellent source of probiotics.

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