Fermented foods provoke a gut reaction in popularity!
Superfoods for 2018?
A survey of more than 2,000 registered dietitian nutritionists by Pollock Communications and Today’s Dietitian puts fermented foods at the top of nutrition trends for 2018. Food such as yogurt, kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut, tempeh, some pickles, kimchi and miso have toppled seeds as the top superfood. The dietitians cite fermented foods as having “powerful health benefits from boosting gut health to blunting inflammation,” according to a news release. The rest of the rankings included, in descending order, avocados, seeds, nuts, green tea, ancient grains, kale, exotic fruits, coconut products and salmon.
The release noted that the quick rise of fermented foods in the top 10 superfood list shows consumers “have expanded their definition of wellness to include benefits like gut health.”
Finally, those surveyed named Facebook as the top source of nutrition misinformation for consumers, followed by websites and blogs/vlogs.