In 2017 we witnessed the wellness revolution in full swing, and this isn’t likely to change in the coming year. If you’re a wellness junkie, there’s plenty to look forward to in 2018. Here are some of the health, beauty, and wellness trends set to impact our lives over the course of the next 12 months.
Functional drinks such as charcoal-infused smoothies, kombucha, and vinegar are growing in popularity. In every category of functional beverages, there is a definite shift in the types of ingredients used. High-quality, natural ingredients are taking the place of artificial additives and sugar. Customers are starting to see through brands that market sugary concoctions as healthy elixirs. This trend is likely to be taken to the next level in 2018, with new twists on ingredients and innovative combos.
More and more people are embracing intermittent fasting as a way to improve their overall health and well-being. This dietary trend has numerous short-term and long-term health benefits that go beyond just weight loss. Intermittent fasting has been proven to decrease inflammation, increase cognitive function and improve blood sugar balance. It can also help declutter your mind, restore your gut and allow your body to clear out toxins.
For decades, people have been applying collagen topically in an attempt to make their skin look and feel younger. However, it has now been embraced as a trendy new superfood, with popular wellness bloggers adding it to their smoothies and coffee. Consuming collagen is believed to boost the body’s production of it, leading to smooth and supple skin. It is available as capsules that can be taken orally or in powder form to add to oatmeal, soups, and smoothies.
The body positivity movement is on the rise thanks to models like Ashley Graham and various social media influencers. It recognizes that all types of bodies are acceptable and beautiful. Even mainstream TV shows such as Project Runway have gotten on board by featuring “size-inclusive” models. This inspiring trend is only growing, and we are likely to see more body positivity in 2018.
Over the last decade, the demand for healthy food and beverages has been on the rise. People have wholeheartedly embraced wellness practices, and staying fit has become a way of life. These trends indicate that we are moving in the right direction and making the world a better place. Here’s to a healthy and progressive 2018!
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