If you kick off 2018 by drinking a smoothie made with moringa and nondairy yogurt after working out at home, you will be right on trend.
The health benefits of the moringa tree have been known in various cultures for hundreds of years, but have just recently found their way into mainstream wellness culture – where you are about to see a lot more of it. According to Google Trends, interest in moringa has been growing steadily for the past five years.
According to a study published in the journal Phytotherapy Research, the bark, sap, roots, leaves, seeds, and flowers of the moringa tree have all been traditionally used to treat a variety of ailments including: edema, swelling, stomach disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes, asthma, arthritis, epilepsy, thyroid disorder, anemia and sickle cell disease, and bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections.
As if that wasn’t enough incentive, the “miracle tree” has also been linked to having positive effects on liver function, skin and hair, bone health, immunity, cardiovascular health, kidney function, eye health, and cancer prevention.
Moringa leaves contain more Vitamin A than carrots, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach, more Vitamin C than oranges, and more potassium than bananas. The super-nourishing moringa oil is also expected to make its way into beauty products in the coming year.
More and more fitness companies are joining Peloton — the at-home fitness leader that streams live spin classes on its custom bike — in bringing the workout to you.
Other players, from popular workout studios to e-commerce giant Amazon, are building out their online classes so people can work out in the comfort of their own home at a fraction of the price.
For e.g. Anna Kaiser, trainer who has been a trainer to stars including Shakira and Kelly Ripa, brings her New York City-based, dance-focused workout classes to the masses through AKT On Demand.
Cardio trampoline is also growing in popularity because it can be purchased for less than $100 and pack a cardio punch in a small space.
In the grocery store, the third 2018 wellness trend, nut milk yogurts, is taking over the yogurt case. The nut milk yogurts are non-dairy alternatives that contain probiotics and are rich in flavor. For the most protein, Gelula recommends choosing an almond-based yogurt.
How to implement the trend in your life:
Opt for nondairy options like almond, coconut and cashew, and yogurts.
Stay right on track in 2018.