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Trends to Watch Out For in 2016

Screen Shot 2016-04-27 at 10.20.34 AM2016 is nearly here and some trends to look out for have firmed in the natural health wold.

Here are Emeds top picks!


Inspiralised Vegetables

Inspired by mums and dads trying to get more vegetables on their kids plate, spiralising vegetables such as zucchini, beetroot, and yellow squash has become a secret nutritional weapon as it transforms vegetables into pasta- like noodles. Zucchini pasta (courgettes) is known as courgetti!

Additionally spiralised vegetables mimic the al dente texture of pasta noodles in a way that many gluten free pastas do not.

Be prepared to see spiralled vegetables in a number of different menus, frozen  and ready to eat meals, or even as a novel take on cup of noodles as a way to get more vegetables into everyones diets.

Delicious raw and crunchy or cooked and savoury, this technique is sure to grow in popularity in 2016.

You will need a piece of kit called inspiralisers or spiralisers that can be purchased online.

As an interesting aside vegetables are getting new respect and will crop up more in teas, yoghurts and ice-creams.

The popularity of seaweed is also set to soar.



Globally a NutriBullet sells every 30 seconds – this piece of equipment is certainly not going away any time soon!

NutriBullets pulverise fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds. It is known as an ‘extractor’ rather than a juicer or blender due to its unique high-powered blade action. This is the key to retaining the nutritional content in its smoothies.

When consuming this nutrition-extracted food, according to the gadget’s makers, the digestive system is spared the work of breaking down dense and fibrous foods, allowing it to focus on absorbing the maximum amount of nutrients locked inside.

Fun Fact – Boosted by the sales of the NutriBullet the demand for pre-chopped frozen fruit has also increased!



Brinner (a joining of the words breakfast and dinner) is a new term to hit our lexicon.

A brinner dish elevates breakfast with a wider variety of savoury ingredients, allowing you to enjoy breakfast for dinner.

Brinner ideas include: sweet potato breakfast burritos, flourless zucchini pie, enchiladas with eggs and taco quiche.


Don’t Fear the Fat!

There will be more awareness surrounding fats and acceptance of the benefits of some types of unsaturated fat. Fat content will not be the first thing consumers look at when examining product labelling. The sugar content will be.
Full-fat products once deemed forbidden are back in style from milk to butter to red meat.
Read here to discover why not all fat is bad and in fact some kinds of fat are essential to our wellbeing.

Filipino Cuisine

What Korean and Mexican foods were to the last five years, Filipino food will be in 2016.

The sweet, salty and tangy flavour combinations is predicted to spark increased interest among the dining crowd and the home cooks. Filipino food fuses elements from Spanish, Chinese and Malaysian cuisines into an entirely unique dining experience.

Pork, garlic and vinegar all factor heavily into Filipino cuisine and there is a big dessert culture as well.


simple.b-cssdisabled-jpg.h46b2bb6d0e29ca60c66ec1ff2577285b.packWearable tech

The need to quantify every step, every kilometre, sleep patterns and every single workout isn’t going anywhere.

In fact, wearable tech such as fitbits  are number-one on this year’s want list.

Growing numbers of people struggling with obesity, diabetes, and other weight-related chronic conditions have contributed to the popularity of these devices.

Amy Nouri, media relations for Garmin International notes “Fitbit believes that tracking activity level, sleep, and nutrition can have a positive impact on health and well-being, which may also benefit those living with chronic diseases.

Studies have shown the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle; wearable tech provides users with 24/7 accountability, tracking numerous aspects of your day, including steps taken, heart rate, stairs climbed, miles run or cycled in workouts, sleep patterns, and more which can be used to motivate users to live more active, healthier lifestyles.”


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