The great news for healthcare in 2019 is that more and more people are pursuing healthier lifestyles. According to a study done by Euromonitor International, health and wellness have become a $636 billion-plus global industry and is set to grow by over $804 billion by 2021. We’ve listed below the top trends shaping fitness routines, diet concerns, and the health industry in general as we approach the 2020s.
First is the arrival of Mesonutrients. This 2018, medical scientists and health professionals have been able to successfully separate micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) from macronutrients (fats, proteins, carbohydrates). Now come mesonutrients, “meso” meaning “inside.” The industry goal is to isolate and develop more active compounds within the foods we eat so that our bodies can function optimally. In effect, health enthusiasts are becoming more aware and discerning of both our nutrition and supplement needs, particularly in relation to the medicinal benefits of plants.
Another rising trend is Fat Fasting. This furthers the 2018 success of intermittent fasting or IF for those seeking noticeable weight loss. While IF can have practitioners not eating for 16 hours and just consuming food within a window of eight hours, hunger often becomes a big issue during long foodless mornings. Now comes an alternative to control such hunger fits, done by incorporating an intake of fat during the fasting window. This fat supplement is designed to not raise blood sugar.
Finally, there’s Eco-Keto eating. Ketogenic diet is already very popular everywhere, involving the consumption of more animal fat, meat, and vegetable and steering clear of grains, sugar, and carbs. However, though it has been proven to lead to effective weight loss, ketogenic diet is not exactly a green health path, affecting livestock and leading to equal amounts of greenhouse gases. The call is now for a more environment-friendly alternative that does away with animal produce entirely while offering the same high-fat, high-protein nutrients.
Captain Martin Lloyd Sanders, Ph.D., is an officer in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS). He has rendered more than 12 years of service in the occupational safety and health. Visit this site for more on Dr. Sanders and his work.