Right Eats is a small company located in the outskirts of historic Bucks County in Pennsylvania. We find it amusing to eavesdrop on Philadelphia, a city a few minutes away from us, with all its hustle and bustle, glitter and sounds. But as neighbors, we are happy and contented in our own neck of the woods. It's quieter here with a beautiful landscape of mountains, trees, rivers, and wild life amidst a wide expanse of sprowling greenery. This environment inspires us everyday.
Our companywas born out of a personal need. We needed a solution to some health problems my partner was experiencing at that time, and we needed one quick! So, we embarked on a journey to seek a solution. What we thought was a clear path to follow with a clear exit surprisingly became a continuing labor of love.
With every New Year comes new health trends and 2015 is no different. This year's hottest trends are about returning to "real food". Over the last few years, we started to avoid processed foods laden with sugar, aspartame, high fructose corn syrup, and preservatives. We welcomed organics, local food, with adulation. There is a lot to look forward to in the New Year for food trends. Expect to see 'smoked' on this year's key flavors and a huge rise in popularity for fermented foods.
2015 is being called the YEAR OF of "FERMENTATION, PICKLING, and RETURN TO WHOLE FOODS. In case you haven't heard the buzz yet, people are talking about fermented foods, like they never heard of it before. Of course, fermentation has always been a part of human history. However, fermentation today is not just about 'preservation' of food, although in some cases, that serves the primary purpose. In today's gastronomic world, we are focusing on some kinds of fermentation that have nothing to do with making food last longer but everything to do with making food healthier and more delicious.
So, here we are, two years later, sharing our personal knowledge and experience with you with the hope that you too can make informed food choices for better health. Our products are prepared with great ingredients, care, and thought. Staying true to our mission to keep you informed, check out the latest trends in foodies below!
10 Hottest Health Food Trends for 2015
1. Whole Milk - with 2014's surge in milk alternatives - almond milk, rice milk, coconut milk - comes the return of good old whole milk. Although dairy can be very congesting for some, whole milk in particular contains Vitamins D, K, and Omega 3's. Whole milk might be more fattening than skim milk, but the fat within the milk is actually necessary for all of the nutrients to be properly absorbed within the body.
2. Pickled Veggies - Pickling veggies is the latest trend to hit grocery store shelves and farmers markets. No longer will dill pickles rule the aisles; delicious pickled beans, radishes, beets, onions, cauliflower are the newcomers in town. Pickles ferment due to healthy bacteria that are beneficial for your gut flora, immune system, and overall health. Pickled vegetables have higher vitamin levels, enhanced digestability and antibacterial properties.
3. Sprouted Beans, Flours, Legumes, Nuts, & Seeds - The act of sprouting increases the digestability of the food as well as the protein content, their vitamins and minerals like Vit. C, B vitamins and folate. The glycemic index of many sprouted foods decreases, making them very safe for diabetics.
4. Cold-Pressed Juices - Juices are a great source of quick and easily absorbable nutrition. They contain vitamins and minerals, many antioxidants, phytonutrients and enzymes .
5. Coconut Sugar - low on the glycemic index and won't spike your blood sugar level; packed with antioxidants, minerals like iron, zinc, potassium; contains inulin which s a prebiotic that feeds probiotics in the body.
6. Cabbage and Brussel Sprouts - Cabbage rules in the Brassica genre; rich in antioxidants with a ton of sulphur, which allows the liver to detoxify excess estrogen from the body;
7.Fermented foods- foods like kombucha, kefir, yogurt, sauerkraut, pickles; fermented foods are loaded with probiotics which help promote the good bacteria in the gut and improves immunity.
8.Freekah - The quinoa stage is about to be upstaged by freekah, millet, teff, and kiniwa; super high in fiber and protein; low on glycemic index and is also a prebiotic
9.Butter - many butter alternatives have been proven to be even less healthy than butter; butter, when used appropriately, is with Vitamins E, and A; it has natural anti-bacterial and anti-viral powers; Eating butter is part of the resurgence to eat 'real food' and discard the fake foods.
10. Smoothie Bowls - depending on what you throw in your smoothies, they have an array of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals; smoothie
bowls came about when the smoothie consistency gets too thick so people just put them in bowls and eat with a spoon.
(Food Network Canada)
2015 is the year for healthy fermentation. This category includes a whole new world of probiotic yogurt, sauerkraut, pickles, miso soup, kimchee and many more fermented vegetables. Fermentation isn't just an ancient way of preserving food, it's the 2015 health movement! Everybody is curious on the fermenting process as much as they're excited to try these fermented foods! It's true that fermenting some foods make them easier to digest, breaking down the fiber that you wouldn't normally be able to digest and turning it into sugars that you can digest. This increases the amount of calories you get from the food.
Fermentation also breaks down the fats , proteins, and carbohydrates in food, and while not all fermented foods are probiotics, they provide enzyme-rich and nutrient-rich foods that are easily digested and easy to eat. While modern methods of preserving foods abound, as in pasteurization or refrigeration, or factory food processing, these methods degrade our beneficial bacteria populations and increase the risk of creating treatment-resistant strains of highly virulent bacteria. This is the reason why the fermentation craze is on.
As consumers focus on improving their digestive system, we've seen a growth in gluten-free foods and probiotics. The goal of probiotics is to get good bacteria into your system which becomes depleted at times. Probiotics are found in many fermented foods. The process of fermenting food increases the amounts of certain vitamins and minerals in foods, includimg biotin, nicotinic acid, ribloflavin, thiamine and Vit. B12. There is an increased focus on the consumption of fermented foods brought about by people trying to look for ways to aid digestion. The benefits of fermented foods include reduced risk for diseases like Diabetes Type II, improved immunity, and ability to absorb more nutrients from food. These good bacteria maintain the regularity and balance in our digestive and immune systems. They are all strongly probiotic. Our bodies need a probiotic population to keep us healthy.
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