03 Jan How Will We Be Eating in 2022? Think Healthy
You may or may not make formal New Year’s resolutions, but many of us make little promises to ourselves–to spend more time with our families, to exercise more and eat a healthier diet. To tackle that old to-do list. Creating a Living Trust tops many to-do lists. After nearly two years of Covid and no end in sight, creating a Trust has never been more important. Our Trust package includes a Power of Attorney and an Advance Healthcare Directive. Make this part of your healthier New Year.
Eating a healthier diet is the overarching food trend of the year
Whole Foods’ Trends Council identified seven food trends for 2022. Who are these guys? The Trends Council is made up of local foragers, regional and global buyers and culinary experts. Their predictions are based on their experience in product sourcing and studying consumer preferences and emerging brands. Important consideration is given to how the pandemic has impacted our buying habits.
These seven trends made it to the Trends Council’s hot list
1. Ultra-urban farming: Faster time to market means more nutritious
Urban farming has gotten a big boost from technology, and hyper-local produce can be grown more sustainably. The big benefit: more nutritious produce. Brooklyn’s Gotham Greens started out with a 20,000-square-foot greenhouse, and they’re now working on their ninth hydroponic greenhouse.
2. “Reducetarianism” foods: We’re cutting way back on animal products
Americans are reducing consumption of meat and animal products. I’m now eating a mostly plant-based diet and I’ve found that many of my friends and colleagues are cutting down on meat as well—even if it’s only one or two days/week. When they do eat animal products, reducetarians make sure they’re eating high quality, like Epic Provisions bison bacon cranberry bar, made with grass-fed bison and Applegate Well Carved burgers, made with a mix of grass-fed beef and vegetables.
Hibiscus has long been recognized for its culinary and medicinal applications. You can eat the flower straight from the plant, but it’s more generally used in tea, relishes, jam and salads. High in vitamin C, it’s packed with antioxidants. It helps boost immunity, lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
4. Buzz-less spirits
The market for nonalcoholic spirits is on fire; it’s expected to grow a whopping 35 percent by 2023. There’s a widening array of nonalcoholic drinks, and low-alcohol seltzers have seized the market. Winemakers are looking for new ways to reach the consumer who doesn’t want a buzz. Ask any of the 500+ winery owners in the Napa Valley and they’ll tell you that wine sales are down and baby boomers are no longer buying those high-priced cabernets. Consumers’ growing interest in wellness has contributed to the no- and low-alcohol products.
6. Sunflower seeds
Sunflower seed-based products are now a trend—they’re showing up in crackers, spreads, ice cream and cheese. Ben & Jerry’s new flavors are made with sunflower butter–Creme Brulée Cookie and Mint Chocolate Cookie. Those who are allergic to nuts find that they can eat delicious sunflower seed products. Think peanut butter that’s made with sunflower seeds, delivering a rich, nutty taste that doesn’t kill them–Mother Butter, Fix & Fogg Oaty Nut Butter.
Prebiotics are special plant fibers that help healthy bacteria grow in your gut, making your digestive system work better. Prebiotics are found in garlic, onions, asparagus, bananas and barley. Drinks like Poppi have become popular for their natural prebiotics from unfiltered apple cider vinegar, keeping gut and immune system healthy.
A Living Trust provides peace of mind
A Living Trust is a legal document that contains instructions for what you want to happen to your assets when you die. For my family, it meant that when my parents died, all of their affairs were in order, they had transferred all of their assets into the Living Trust and identified their heirs. Without a Living Trust, an estate goes into Probate.
We’re proud of our comprehensive Living Trust package that includes a Power of Attorney and Advanced Healthcare Directive. Best of all, we guide you through it and we prepare the legal documents. Schedule an appointment with Guideway today.
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