2018 was a game-changer for the wellness world, with the boom of clean beauty companies, the increasing popularity of the intermittent fasting diet, and growing openness about mental health, as the new year is commencing, we are here to prove that the wellness world is only getting bigger and better!
From the 'eco-keto' diet to the introduction of mesonutrients in the UK, these are the wellness trends that we believe will be the next big things in 2019!
The Eco-Keto Diet
The popular ketogenic diet is a high-fat and low-carb eating plan to enter your body into a state of ketosis, where the body uses fats as a primary fuel source. Proving great results in weight loss, the eco-keto diet is the new environmentally conscious trend following the same philosophy as the ketogenic diet – except its entirely vegan! So, if you’ve been wanting to try a keto-focused diet but hoping to steer away from the consumption of animal products, the eco-keto diet is the next big thing to try out.
According to the Cannabis Trades Association UK, CBD (or cannabidiol) consumers increased twofold from 2017 to 2018 and what’s to say it won’t continue to grow? Contrary to popular belief, CBD won’t get you high; it’s used purely because of its numerous supposed benefits, from alleviating pain and inflammation to reducing anxiety and depression! Want to know more about CBD? Or what products to try and where to buy? Read our guide here.
Boutique Gyms are Here to Stay
We’ve all heard of boutique gyms specialising in cycling, barre, and boxing, but did you know that a studio specialising in rowing has now arrived in London?! The Engine Room houses game-changing rowing machines developed by expert rowers and researchers from Loughborough University. And that’s not it; The Third Space will be launching its first ever kids’ gym, Little Space, in the second-quarter of 2019. It’s no doubt boutique gyms will continue to rise over the next year!
The Flexitarian Diet
With hashtags like #MeatFreeMonday reaching over 170,000 posts on Instagram, the promotion of food sustainability and ethical eating has never been so prominent. Following the vegetarian or vegan diet, while having meats once or twice within the week, it should then come as no surprise that the flexitarian diet will be the increasingly popular choice for the environmentally conscious.
For the longest time, retinoids have been the key ingredient in skin care, on the one hand, it’s great in clearing acne and has anti-ageing properties, but on the other, it can cause skin dryness, irritation and cannot be used during pregnancy. That’s exactly why retin-alts, such as bakuchiol derived from the babchi plant, will set a new precedent in the realm of skin care in 2019. Especially with the increasing consumption of clean beauty, it is clear that retin-alts will be appearing all over your Instagram in no time!
The benefits of superfoods such as matcha and turmeric are known to everyone, but what is less known are the nutrients (active compounds or antioxidants) within superfoods that make them good for you – these are known as the mesonutrients. It’s already popular in the US and Australia, so expect mesonutrients to be the new buzzword of 2019 in the UK.
Here are some examples of mesonutrients in popular foods:
- Curcumin in turmeric
- PH2 in green tea
- Lycopene in red foods such as tomato and watermelon