4 Diet Trends That Are Ruling 2017

A healthy lifestyle is a balance of working out and a healthy diet. There are many diets out there, but some have been taking over social media in 2017. If you are looking for a new diet, here are the four most popular diets so far this year.

1. Vegetarianism

Vegetarianism can be both a diet and a lifestyle choice. In the past few years, we have seen an increasing amount of vegetarians and vegans worldwide. This is not only due to animal welfare concerns, but to ethical and environment concerns also. Vegetarianism and veganism can be healthy, but only if you balance your diet and nutrient levels, which is key to all good diets. There are also increasing vegetarian and vegan options now available at stores and restaurants.

2. Gluten-Free

Gluten-free diets have grown rapidly in the last few years, and it looks like these diets are going to stick around. Gluten is found in grains and is a type of protein which makes dough elastic and bread fluffy. While celiac disease is not on the rise, more people are concerned about gluten and have stopped eating it. Gluten has been found to cause bloating in many people. Many supermarkets have started to stock a wide range of gluten-free options. You can also make your own gluten-free foods at home.

3. Low Carb

The low carb diet comes back every few years; however, no carb diets have been the more popular option in the last few years. The low carb diet looks like it started in 1972 when the Atkins’ Diet was released. It is still popular worldwide.

However, we have seen major changes to the low carb diet. Many people who are on low carb diets are cutting out just the processed carbs this time. This is the healthier option because carbs can be important for the body at times. This diet is about balance and understanding the nutrients that your body needs.

4. Dairy Free Diet

Along with the increase of vegetarianism and veganism, more people are moving away from milk and other dairy products. According to a recent study by The Physicians Committee, around 75 percent of people become lactose intolerant. However, the amount that the intolerance will affect a person depends on their genes and their digestive system. Bloating and gas after eating milk and dairy products are common issues that people have, but the symptoms can be much worse.

With more people being aware of the signs of lactose intolerance and how the dairy industry works, we have seen more people remove dairy from their diet. The increasing amount of options for dairy free milk like soy and almond milk and other products has made it easier than ever before to make the switch to a dairy free diet.

Diet trends come and go, but there are some that stick around for a long time. There are many diet trends that are dangerous, so you should always be careful when you are trying out new diets. The same is true when you are trying new yoga positions and workouts. If you are planning a huge diet change, you should speak with your doctor before making the switch to your new diet.

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